The day of our visit to Monkey Valley was a fairly hot one. Like the visitors, the monkeys were feeling the heat and wanted to be in the shade of the trees. We therefore didn't see as many animals as we had during our first visit a couple of years ago.
However, we still very much enjoyed the visit. We planned our afternoon around the feeding times of the different types of monkeys. We were delighted and amused by the way the animals rushed out from the shade of the trees to receive their treats when the handlers shouted their names. The monkeys rushing to eat their treats and then devouring them, was a good opportunity to take some great close-up photos for our collection.
We like La Vallée des Singes because of its layout, which gives the monkeys lots of freedom to climb trees, swing from branch to branch and exist as they would in their natural habitat. We think the monkeys must feel that they are in a natural environment, as baby monkeys were much in evidence. The areas where the smaller monkeys can run around amongst the visitors are also delightful. However, the day we were there, because of the heat, most of them chose to sleep on the benches and under the bushes. Who can blame them!
As our visit was in September and outside the main tourist season, there was only one food outlet (for the humans) open. The choice of food was fairly limited. We thought that those people that were organised enough to take a picnic were wise.
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