Monkey Town Primate Centre, located in Soomerset West, is a wildlife Centre for monkeys and apes with more than 230 animals and 28 different exotic species including Tammy, Ruby, and Sunny, our famous chimp sisters. There are also koi ponds, many bird species and small antelope on the premises.
The various programmes include a short presentation by Monkey Town staff followed by group activity and a guided field trip and tour through Monkey Town.
There is a restaurant serving light meals and refreshments.
Monkey Town has 28 different species of exotic monkeys – most born in captivity. Some used to be lonely pets kept mostly in cages while others were rejected by their mothers due to the unfortunate fact that female primates raised in isolation seldom learn to nurture their young. At Monkey Town these discarded animals are reintroduced to members of their own species and eventually become part of family groups. Many of the 28 species at Monkey Town are on the endangered list, mainly due to diminishing habitats, deforestation, the bush meat and pet traders.