This place is a real little bliss for the monkeys and owls. We easily spent here more than two hours wandering around and getting to know all the residents. They all have their characters and own stories most of which are really touching. Some of the monkeys were bullied or tortured by other animals before they were joined to the Owl & Monkey Heaven– stories that are so close to the human being’s life.
The monkey Crotchet has lost her mother recently and at the time of our visit she looked very unhappy. Hopefully, she has already been reunited with her dad, as one of the member of staff said, and she is happier now.
The mother and daughter (Somer and Rasmaya) are so funny; we didn’t get the chance to hear them singing as they both like to do that but they looked joyful jumping, running and climbing around and taking care of each other.
The family with the little baby Malou (born May 2013) are other cute creatures. The little Malou is naughty – as the displays nicely says he has got an impressive ability to steal the best bits of food from his parents and even the keepers are worried that when he grows up he might become a master pickpocket .
They all are just fascinating – Djebra with his interesting background, Makazive with her shyness and Treacle with her desire for flirting, or Bono who likes giving a ‘manicures’ to her keepers by removing dirt and dead skin.
The way the monkeys and the owls are presented is great: with the explanations about their background, habits, likes and dislikes all is really very catching.
Someone said in the previous reviews that the hot chocolate at the cafe has been good, I can confirm it is delicious as well as the cakes.
Before you visit the place you should check the opening times as they have different hours during winter and summer. We visited this place in the middle of November and it was open from 10am to 3pm only Friday and weekends. The car park is quite big and because of this time of the season there was plenty of spaces.
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