Sunday, 26 September 2010

My Weekend

This weekend we went to The Owl and Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight. 

It only opened a few months ago, so this was the first time we'd visited. The Island doesn't really have a big Zoo, instead there are lots of little animal based attractions, which I really like as each place is different and you get to see every animal.

The Owl and Monkey Haven is a family run business and was self-built by the owner, who started off running a joinery business, whilst also rescuing and re-homing endangered birds and monkeys in his back garden. After running out of space, the family set up a dedicated sanctuary for the creatures. 

The Red Tailed Geunon (photo above) was probably my favourite of all the monkeys (purely for it's very beaky looking nose), it was a new addition to the Haven and had moved in this weekend. The Haven is well worth a visit if your ever over on the Island.

What have you all been up to this weekend, did you go anywhere exciting?

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