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Yodfat Monkey Forest

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Benny R wrote a review Dec 2019
Segev, Israel74 contributions53 helpful votes
I have known the place for many years and it keeps improving. A part of the forest had been devoted to the monkeys who live there and are well taken care of. One can purchase food especially suitable for the monkeys but you are not allowed to bring in food that is not supervised. It's a lot of fun both for adults and for children.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Nora N, Manager at Yodfat Monkey Forest
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thank you very much. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to our monkey forest. Hope to see you soon again ❤ Nora
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Giora_I_L wrote a review Oct 2019
Haifa, Israel6,075 contributions231 helpful votes
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We arrived at Yodfat with one of our granddaughters planning on a short hike, but when we saw the sign of the monkey forest we opt to go there. We were there several years ago, and we loved the upgrade. The highlights are of course monkeys but there are many types of chicken, peacocks, birds and parrots, emu, ostrich, wild pig, alpaca, donkeys, pony horses, ibex and swans. The best are free squirrel monkeys you can feed, macaque and guenon monkeys that get food from visitors via feeding spots. Enjoyed it! The only caveat is the relative high price
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Nora N, Manager at Yodfat Monkey Forest
Responded Oct 24, 2019
Thanks for your feedback. It's important to us. We are glad that you like our place. About the price.... (12 _€) we know what we investing in the place to give the animals&the public the best experience we can... Hope to see you soon again
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Amanda L wrote a review Aug 2019
United States2 contributions
We went in May 2018, and it was so much fun! Our teenage daughters loved it, and so did we. The workers there were so friendly and welcoming. The animals were taken very good care of and happy. It was nice to get to interact with the animals, I loved that! I would love to go back. If I ever get to go to Israel again, I will definitely visit here again. I highly recommend to everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Pardess M wrote a review Jul 2018
Fox Lake, Illinois23 contributions4 helpful votes
What a nice little zoo. Everyone in our group loved feeding the monkeys! You are not allowed to feed them by hand or to let them, but they do come very close! If you are lucky, they will jump on your shoulder. Very clean facility, although the terrain would be difficult for anyone with a disability.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Jacob100748 wrote a review May 2018
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Monkeys, especially free in nature, are not a common view in Israel. In fact, you can't see them at all in Israel free except in the Monkey Forest in Yodfat. Yodfat is the ancient Hebrew name of the last strongholds of the Jewish rebellion against the ancient empire of Rome. The Romans eventually destroyed the ancient town of Yodfat, and it was founded again as a beautiful village in modern Israel, about more than 1900 years after its destruction, right in the middle of the Galilee, very close to the ruins of the barrow of the ancient stronghold. So, visiting the Monkey Forest gives you an opportunity to see the relics of one of the biggest human dramas that happened in history. The forest itself is lively and full of life. It is not very big, but rich with various species of small monkeys. That means you don't have to worry that a gorilla or a huge orangutan will bite your child or you. The little delicate monkeys have been trained to sit on your shoulder while you are feeding them. Don't bring food with you - their diet is special and their health is meticulously monitored. You can buy their special food at the entrance. Very nice for young children as well as for older children whom we have been told to call adults.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Nora N, Manager at Yodfat Monkey Forest
Responded May 30, 2018
thank you very much. hope to see you again in our monkey forest
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