Monkey Forest celebrates the births of SIX baby Barbary macaques monkeys!
SIX baby Barbary macaque monkeys have been born at Trentham Monkey Forest and have been adorably welcomed into the world by the other members of the troop; we are delighted to confirm. Several months after the monkeys were serenaded by a Marvin Gaye impersonator to inspire them to ‘get it on’, we are delighted […]
Happy World Environment Day: Do Your Bit To Help Monkey Forest Stay Green
Here at Monkey Forest we take great pride in our conservation efforts for the environment and our monkeys, working with the likes of the Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) and Barbary macaque Awareness and Conservation (BMAC). Unfortunately, it is not only Barbary macaques fighting a losing battle, as 75% of the world’s primates […]
5 ways that Trentham Monkey Forest can help with your mental health
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme to raise awareness about is loneliness, we here at Trentham Monkey Forest would like to remind you that our forest can be the perfect place to help reduce loneliness. Walking amongst 140 free-roaming Barbary macaques and having a chat with our knowledgeable park guides can […]
Staffordshire Day: Introducing the world’s first Bottle Kiln Bug Hotel at Monkey Forest
To celebrate Staffordshire Day 2022, Monkey Forest has erected the world’s first bottle kiln bug hotel, in a respectful nod to the counties culture on this momentous day. On May 1st, over 260 years ago, Josiah Wedgwood set up his now world-famous pottery company in 1759, helping to transform Staffordshire into the centre of […]
Welcome to Monkey Forest Researcher Rachel!
Did you know that at Monkey Forest, we welcome primatologist researchers in to observe and study our Barbary macaques, to use for their educational publications? Monkey Forest is the only place in the UK with free-roaming Barbary macaque monkeys – with no cages or bars. This unique characteristic provides researchers with the perfect […]
‘Flossie’ could be the first monkey mum in 2022!
Trentham Monkey Forest are pleased to announce that ‘Flossie’ is likely to be the first female to have fallen pregnant this year at the 60-acre Staffordshire monkey sanctuary. After weeks of monitoring the female monkeys the team at the park have noticed that 20-year-old monkey, who goes by the nickname ‘Flossie’, has been developing […]
Team at Monkey Forest hang ‘legacy leaves’ on brand-new Conservation Tree to inspire a brighter future
To mark the first week of the 2022 season, team members at Trentham Monkey Forest hung their very own ‘legacy leaf’ onto the park’s new ‘Conservation Tree’ to help encourage others to look after the environment and its inhabitants. Geraldine O’Connor (Shop Supervisor), Anna Smith (Head Guide) and Diane Floyd (Park Guide) were included […]
LET’S GET IT ON: ‘Marvin Gaye’ serenades endangered monkeys in Trentham during mating season
This weekend, Monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest were treated to a live performance from love song legend Marvin Gaye to help boost the monkey love this mating season. As every new addition is so important for the protection of the species, special guest Dave Largie was invited into our beloved Forest to serenade the […]
ONE MONTH TO GO: The top 5 things to get excited for at Monkey Forest in 2022
Today marks a MONTH until we open our doors again here at Monkey Forest. We are so excited to welcome you back again. Over winter… a lot can change. Especially with the monkeys! So, we have compiled a quick round-up of TOP 5 most exciting things to look out for in 2022. Have a quick […]