Monkey Forest recognised as one of the best!

We’re thrilled to announce we have been recognised as one of the leading animal attractions as we’re now officially members of The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

“The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland (BIAZA website).”


“We’re delighted to be part of such a fantastic organisation who support and are committed to conservation, education and research, something that is at the forefront of what we do at Monkey Forest” commented Monkey Forest Director, Matt Lovatt.


The BIAZA website says that “By displaying the BIAZA logo our zoos and aquariums are also demonstrating their dedication to conserving the natural world through research and conservation programmes and to educating and inspiring their visitors to do the same.”

BIAZA aims to support its members to help inspire people in protecting and conserving the natural world. They provide education, training and research, as well as achieving the highest levels of animal care and welfare, something which the Monkey Forest team are very proud of and we’re sure the monkeys agree too!


“We work so hard to ensure our monkeys have the best home, living as naturally as possible and their welfare is our number one priority. The natural behaviour we see from them just confirms how happy they are within their 60-acre woodland home!”

“We aim to educate our visitors about the plight of the endangered Barbary macaques and want to keep spreading this important conservation message that can be transferred to other endangered species too. We hope that our BIAZA membership allows us to spread this message even further” said Matt.


To find out more about BIAZA and the work they do make sure you visit their website.


If you want to help protect the endangered Barbary macaques make sure you visit the monkeys during our Conservation Week event on the 28th May – 2nd June, where YOU can help protect these endangered monkeys.