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Monkey World-Ape Rescue Centre

Longthorns, WOOL, Wareham, BH20 6HH

Set up in order to rescue monkeys and apes from abuse and illegal smuggling, Monkey World houses over 250 primates in 65 acres of Dorset woodland. There are over 20 species, including four groups of chimpanzees, as well as orang-utans, gibbons, woolly monkeys, lemurs, macaques and marmosets. Those wishing to help the centre continue in its quest to rescue primates from lives of abuse may like to take part in the adoption scheme, which includes free admission to the park for one year. There are keeper talks every afternoon, and the south's largest Great Ape Play Area for kids.

Further information

Tel: 01929 462537
0800 456600
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£12 (children 3-15, seniors, disabled & carers £9, students £10.50, children under 3 free). Family (1 adult and 2 children) £27, (2 adults and 2 children) £38. Group rates available

Opening times

Open all year, daily 10-5
Jul-Aug 10-6 (last admission 1hr before closing). Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 4hrs





Partly accessible. Woodland walk has uneven surface
Sensory statues, motorised scooters, wheelchairs, swings

Monkey World-Ape Rescue Centre
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