Monkey World staff say thanks to visitors for primate gifts

Bournemouth Echo: Monkey World staff say thanks to visitors for primate gifts Monkey World staff say thanks to visitors for primate gifts

MONKEY World staff have thanked everyone who took part in their ‘Kid for a Quid’ initiative.

The primate rescue centre, near Wool, ran the programme during half term. Any child bringing along a ‘present’ for the monkeys and apes was given entry to the park for £1.

Presents requested were pairs of socks, chewable Vitamin C tablets or packets of dried fruit.

A Monkey World spokesman said: “We would like to thank all the visitors who came along and brought donations for the primates. Especially those who persevered with stormy weather and still had a great time on the rainiest days.”

The socks are stuffed with treats, tied up and hung in enclosures, so the monkeys have to find a way to get the goodies inside, said the spokesman.

She added: “Chewable Vitamin C tablets are given to the primates to supplement their diet, particularly in the winter months when they can help to keep colds at bay.

“And all the primates just love dried fruit. Small dried fruit pieces are used in scatter feeds, so that monkeys and apes have to hunt to find them, keeping them stimulated and offering a good source of nutrients to keep them healthy.”

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11:58am Sun 9 Mar 14

elite50 says...

25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need.
Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits.
HELLO, anyone out there????
25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need. Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits. HELLO, anyone out there???? elite50
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3:20pm Sun 9 Mar 14

user_name says...

Win win situation. The kids got cheap entry and a day out and the residents got treats. Great idea.
Win win situation. The kids got cheap entry and a day out and the residents got treats. Great idea. user_name
  • Score: 13

8:19pm Sun 9 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

elite50 wrote:
25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need.
Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits.
HELLO, anyone out there????
Dont upset shuttle x,.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: 25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need. Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits. HELLO, anyone out there????[/p][/quote]Dont upset shuttle x,. pete woodley
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1:00am Mon 10 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

elite50 wrote:
25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need.
Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits.
HELLO, anyone out there????
No your on your own there.

Completely silly comment. A few bits of fruit, vitamin pills, socks, and blankets etc are not going to feed everyone in this country. Maybe an old peoples home for the day. Where this 25 tonnes comes from I dont know, but id wager the supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food a day. Having an animal rescue centre and tourist attraction making it easier for families to have a day out for something quite small in exchange should be commended
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: 25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need. Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits. HELLO, anyone out there????[/p][/quote]No your on your own there. Completely silly comment. A few bits of fruit, vitamin pills, socks, and blankets etc are not going to feed everyone in this country. Maybe an old peoples home for the day. Where this 25 tonnes comes from I dont know, but id wager the supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food a day. Having an animal rescue centre and tourist attraction making it easier for families to have a day out for something quite small in exchange should be commended s-pb2
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9:26am Mon 10 Mar 14

elite50 says...

s-pb2 wrote:
elite50 wrote:
25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need.
Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits.
HELLO, anyone out there????
No your on your own there.

Completely silly comment. A few bits of fruit, vitamin pills, socks, and blankets etc are not going to feed everyone in this country. Maybe an old peoples home for the day. Where this 25 tonnes comes from I dont know, but id wager the supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food a day. Having an animal rescue centre and tourist attraction making it easier for families to have a day out for something quite small in exchange should be commended
Look up the Echo story on 8th March. That's where the 25 tonnes comes from.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: 25 tonnes of food are needed to feed PEOPLE in need. Monkey World offers cheap admission to their sideshow if the mugs play Santa to their exhibits. HELLO, anyone out there????[/p][/quote]No your on your own there. Completely silly comment. A few bits of fruit, vitamin pills, socks, and blankets etc are not going to feed everyone in this country. Maybe an old peoples home for the day. Where this 25 tonnes comes from I dont know, but id wager the supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food a day. Having an animal rescue centre and tourist attraction making it easier for families to have a day out for something quite small in exchange should be commended[/p][/quote]Look up the Echo story on 8th March. That's where the 25 tonnes comes from. elite50
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