Trentham Monkey Forest are happy to announce the arrival of 5 bouncy bundles of joy. The baby season is in full swing and the forest are anticipating more births very soon. This year is set to be very exciting as Monkey Forest are hoping for 10 babies, which ties in brilliantly as they celebrate their 10th anniversary this year.
The 5 new additions have had everyone in awe as they watch their first few precious days in the forest. The babies are born at night in the trees, so feeding time is extremely exciting as the team look in hope for new arrivals each morning. Weighing only as much as a bag of sugar (600g), the baby monkeys cling to their mothers tummy to enjoy comfort, food and warmth. When they are born they have black fur, distinctively large ears, and a very pink face.
With only an estimated 8000 Barbary macaques left in the wild, the babies are a valuable addition to the endangered species. Commented Primatologist and Monkey Forest Director Sue Wiper. The possibility that we may have 10 babies in time for our 10th anniversary celebrations is fantastic.
We guarantee any trip to Monkey Forest will provide you with hours of entertainment as you get a glimpse of the new, very cute baby monkeys. Plus, stay up to date via the Trentham Monkey Forest Facebook and Twitter pages. For the latest baby news, updates on the 10th Birthday Fun Day happening in July, as well as multiple baby pictures. Warning they may break the cute-o-meter!
Wildlife TV presenter, Michaela Strachan, will be at Trentham Monkey Forest on the 19th July as part of the forests 10th Birthday Fun Day - it's set to be a really wild celebration!
The Really Wild Show star will be preforming her new show which features a number of scenes taken from her book Michaela Strachans Really Wild Adventures. Based on her real-life animal experiences, the show takes you on a wild journey of orang-utans, bats, elephants, and more. Not only will Michaela perform multiple times throughout the day, she will also be doing a book signing too.
The wildlife fanatic, who is well known for her work on BBCs Spring Watch is looking forward to the birthday event, I'm really looking forward to coming to meet all the Barbary macaques at Trentham especially as it's their birthday! We'll not the macaques' birthday but Trentham Monkey Forests. Ten years of education, conservation and research for the endangered Barbary macaque. There are less than 8,000 left in the wild so awareness of their plight is essential. Here's to a Really Wild birthday!.
Since opening in July 2005, Monkey Forest has gone from strength to strength, with nearly 2 million people visiting the endangered Barbary macaques. There has been 39 babies born in just the last 5 years and each birth is a fantastic addition to the endangered species. Trentham Monkey Forest hope to continue dedicating themselves to the conservation of these fascinating monkeys.
Monkey Forest is very excited to be welcoming Michaela to the Birthday celebrations. The 10th Birthday Fun Day will not only include multiple shows and appearances from Michaela Strachan, but the park will be filled with a whole range of activities including face painting and wildlife displays all included within the normal entrance price so make sure make a note in your diary and keep your eyes peeled for more information via Trentham Monkey Forests social media pages.
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