Where in the UK can you hold a monkey?
Where in the UK can you hold a monkey?
Trentham Monkey Forest reopens for brand new season on 13 February and, this unique attraction is the only place in the UK where monkeys are allowed to roam free. Monkeys live in total freedom, just as they would in Morocco or Algeria.
Where in the UK is a monkey forest?
Trentham Monkey Forest
Trentham Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland.
Where can you see monkeys in the UK?
Trentham Monkey forest
The captivating 60-acre Trentham Monkey forest in Stoke-on-Trent is home to 140 Barbary macaque monkeys. An endangered species, there are only 8,000 of these stunning creatures in the wild, which is why conservation sites in France, Germany and the UK have been set up.
How many monkeys are at Trentham Monkey Forest?
Monkey Forest is home to 140 free-ranging Barbary macaques. Visitors walk along the 3/4 of a mile pathway. Walk, watch and be AMAZED as the endangered monkeys live as they would in the wild. Situated in an ancient Staffordshire forest Trentham Monkey Forest is the perfect day out for all ages.
Is it legal to own a monkey UK?
Under UK law it is legal to keep a monkey as a pet with a licence granted Dangerous Wild Animals Act, but welfare experts say that as few as 5 per cent of animals are actually licensed.
Can monkeys be kept as pets in the UK?
Nonetheless, subject to certain restrictions in some circumstances, the sale and keeping of primates as pets in the UK and many other countries is currently legal. An estimated 5,000 primates are being kept as pets in the UK, including marmosets, capuchins, squirrel monkeys and lemurs.
What kind of monkey is Trentham?
Trentham Monkey Forest is home to 140 free roaming Barbary macaques. The monkeys live in freedom within a beautiful Staffordshire woodland, with no cages or bars. Visitors can walk the 3/4 of a mile woodland path and see the monkeys living as they would in the wild.
Why are there no monkeys in the UK?
Monkeys prefer warm temperatures and high levels of precipitation, in general. Most can’t survive in a place that’s too cold or too dry. There is evidence in the fossil record of macaques and other monkeys all over Western Europe, as far east as Greece and even in Britain.
Do you have to book for Trentham Monkey Forest?
Yes, simply click here to buy your tickets online. We strongly advise you to book online in advance, so that you get a better price for the tickets.
How long does it take to go around Trentham Monkey Forest?
How long will it take? Monkey Forest is the perfect half day attraction for all ages and most visitors spend around an hour and a half to 2 hours within the monkey enclosure before visiting our onsite information centre, video room, play areas, café and shop.
How much is a monkey UK?
The most widely recognised Cockney rhyming slang terms for money include ‘pony’ which is £25, a ‘ton’ is £100 and a ‘monkey’, which equals £500.
What makes Trentham Monkey Forest so special?
If you are looking for a fun day out with a difference, look no further. Trentham Monkey Forest is a sanctuary for endangered Barbary monkeys. The natural behaviours of the monkeys can be seen right in front of your very eyes, making it one of the most fascinating and special attractions in the UK.
How do I get to Monkey Forest on the M1?
Go straight over the roundabout to The Trentham Estate and we are the next roundabout on the right – look out for the brown ‘monkey forest’ signs. From the M1: exit 23a or 24a and turn onto the A50 to Stoke on Trent. Follow signs to Trentham on to the A34. Then follow the brown signs to Monkey Forest.
What is the best place to see monkeys?
Trentham Monkey Forest is a sanctuary for endangered Barbary monkeys. The natural behaviours of the monkeys can be seen right in front of your very eyes, making it one of the most fascinating and special attractions in the UK. Guests walk along the 3/4 of a mile pathway, amongst the monkeys, and see exactly how they live and behave in the wild.
How do I get to Monkey Forest from Hanley?
From Hanley bus station to Monkey Forest – Number 101. Please visit First Bus journey planner before your journey. By Taxi: Taxis can be found outside the train station. It is approximately 5 miles away and will cost roughly £10 each way.