We had to visit this spot since this was just down the road from our campground. It is expensive but worth the price. We did not spend the extra money to “play with the monkeys” but more on that later. They say that this is a place where the monkeys are free and the humans are caged and they are right. Of course, having over 4000 simians, you have to limit their territory to a place smaller than SW Miami! The monkey enclosure is enclosed and your paths are caged in them. Other reviews were critical that the residents were really in cages but they may just be overly critical. You walk through the park and there are many cages with exotic birds, apes and monkeys in them but they are very large cages, and well kept. I have not seen cleaner exhibits even at the Bronx Zoo or Phila Zoo. The residents were in well kept habitats; very clean and appeared healthy. The bird exhibits were spotless, clean and the birds were comfortable. We have had birds as pets and know when they are stressed. These birds were content and very well cared for. The monkey cages were constantly being cleaned while we walked through the park; very impressive especially considering how much area is covered. As you walk though the display you are actually caged in and the monkeys are all around you. There are several stations within the park that have little pans on chains where you can put in raisins or sunflower seeds and the monkeys pull them up to have a snack. The staff are knowledgeable about the animals and their habitats and give presentations at various stops within the park. They were informative and well presented. We were really impressed with the conditions of the ape and monkey residents that we felt that it might be worth going on the "one-on-one" tours with the monkeys on our next visit. The admission tickets are not cheap and the tickets to interact with the monkeys are even more but when you see how clean, well kept and fed all of the animals are, you will gladly pay the price to have the experience and help support their care. We give a “Well Done” to Chris who recommended a visit while at the campground!
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