Monkeys!

Sunday 4th July – Close to Looe is a Monkey Sanctuary. It is home to thirteen Woolly Monkeys, some which were bred at the sanctuary and some which were rescued. The sanctuary is now also home to several Capuchin monkeys, all of which have been rescued. The Woolly Monkeys have a series of interconnected enclosures which they are free to wander between.

The Sanctuary has recently stopped its breeding programme as there is no longer any viable mechanism to release the Woolly Monkeys back to their natural habitat in the Amazon rainforest.

The monkeys seem to be happy in their social group and despite the damp weather were up and about keeping an eye on the visitors.

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