Staffordshire’s Trentham Monkey Forest is open and welcomes visitors back. The Monkey Forest has added new guidelines when visiting to provide a safe space and enjoyable time for visitors. It is important that visitors read the guidelines so they can be followed safely by everyone. Visitors are required to pre-book tickets and chose a pre-allocated time slot.
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The Forest has 2 new baby female and 2 new male monkeys which visitors will get to meet. The babies and mothers are doing well as the babies suckle and wiggle, learning to jump and walk. Not only are the new arrivals great for Trentham Monkey Forest, they are also a great addition for the species as a whole.
Park Director Matt Lovatt said, “With the current climate, we feel the news of the births is really positive, exciting news and something we’ve been eagerly awaiting. We have felt very lucky to have these babies all to ourselves for the past few weeks but can’t wait to welcome visitors who hopefully will catch a glimpse of them too."
Monkey Forest works with organisations helping protect the wild Barbary macaques in North Africa and helps to raise the profile of the species and their plight.
Matt continued, “Every single birth is a fantastic addition to this endangered species with fewer than 8000 Barbary macaques left in their mountainous habitats in Morocco and Algeria. At Monkey Forest we hope we can share their story with visitors and how they too can help protect, geographically, our closest wild-living primate.”