Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa

Award Winning Sanctuaries

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
The squirrel monkey is thought to be one of the most intelligent species of primate. It has the largest brain to body mass ratio of all the monkey species in the world.
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Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary.

Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.

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Mar. 26, 2013 — Scientists have identified two new species of mouse lemur, the saucer-eyed, teacup-sized primates native to the African island of Madagas...


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The unlikely friendship of a horse and baboon
At Monkeyland in South Africa horse a ...
At first glance you would think this pair were the best of friends.
 
But this baboon hitched an uninvited lift on the back of Jericho the horse.
 
They were caught lazing in the sun together at Monkeyland and Birds of Eden animal sanctuary in the Western Cape of South Africa.
 
Sanctuary worker Claire Hamilton, 55, said the baboons are a wild troop who have roamed the area for 26 years – but are usually shy around humans and horses.
 
‘Jericho used to belong to the villagers but he’s now allowed to roam the fields at the sanctuary with two others.
 
‘He’s very used to the baboons and he often grazes with them,’ she added.
 
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