Trust no one
When we went on holiday for the week in July my boyfriend and I visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. It rescues monkeys (and lemurs!) that have been in bad situations and makes their lives worth living again. Lulu (pictured) is missing her right arm. She was born in a circus travelling through Cyprus and her mother attacked her. Her right arm was bitten and became infected. A family in Cyprus took Lulu to their doctor, who removed the poisonous arm and ultimately saved her life.
While this was one of the most amazing places I’ve been to in my life, I was genuinely almost in tears at some of the stories I read. Another monkey, Rodders, was beaten by his owner when he wouldn’t pose for photographs. He was injured so badly that the vet found shards of baby teeth embedded in his gums.
It really was lovely to see these amazing creatures being treated how they deserved, despite their horrible past. I would highly recommended a visit to Monkey World if you’re ever in that area of England!
The best sanctuary I’ve ever been to.