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Pictured above: Three very rare Cotton-Top Tamarins, who were rescued from appalling conditions, and now live happily at Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight. 


We run a charity called The Leaf Foundation – Leaf stands for Life Enrichment for Animal Fulfilment. This supports the work we do caring for all our gorgeous rescued creatures at Monkey Haven.

On a micro level, it helps to protect the natural environment through the conservation and protection of the rare and endangered species that we look after. The charity helps to pay for their food, vet bills, and accommodation.

We also work hard to think bigger and protect vulnerable animals in the wild. We do this through education. Our mission is to tell everyone about how important it is to look after our planet, whether that’s trying to stop the destruction of the rainforest or doing our bit on a personal basis, by avoiding palm oil. You can see signs and banners throughout Monkey Haven that promote these messages. We also jump at the opportunity to talk to schools and other groups about conservation and other issues that affect animals in the wild.


Being a charity is a big deal to us. It’s proof that we’re all about animal welfare as we’re non profit making – if we make money, it’s ploughed straight back into Monkey Haven, to support creatures in crisis.

100% of your donations will be used to give our animals a safe and happy home.

100% of the money you spend on adoptions will be used to care for our creatures in need.

There are lots of benefits to us from being a charity. We don’t have to pay VAT on many items, which is an amazing boost for us. The savings that we’ve made on our basic running costs have enabled us to stay open all year round, rather than having to shut during the winter, as we did in our first few years.

Through our charity, we run can appeals at Monkey Haven, such as the Aviary Appeal to give our birds a lovely new des res.

It also means that we can claim tax back on Gift Aid donations, at no extra cost to our generous supporters.

If you would like to find out more about the work that we do, we’d love to tell you, so please get in touch.

Charity no. 1153254