Featured Charity: Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, 14 miles north of Swansea, South Wales, the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary is home to many unwanted animals – mainly primates – rescued from zoos and laboratories.  Though some of the first primates to be housed at the sanctuary were chimpanzees, today the numerous primates include Mona monkeys, baboons, macaques, tamarins, black mangabeys, mandrills and gibbons.  The sanctuary welcomes visitors and sponsors a popular “Keeper For a Day” program, which provides a chance to feed some of the animals and study animal behavior.  Proprietors Jan and Graham Garen have also helped other organisations in transporting rescued animals – one recent example is the three circus bears transported from Belgium to the Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder, Scotland.

Please visit their website for more information and to donate to the charity.


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