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Keeping in line with Welsh Government rules the sanctuary will be CLOSED until further notice.


As ever, we thank you for your continued support. We couldn't have got this far through the year without you all - Rosie will try to do as many 'live' videos as she can (signal + weather permitting).


We will keep you updated with any news/re-opening etc.

Thanks All

PS If you have purchased entry tickets for the coming
days, these will remain VALID



Opening Times

Open every day,
(except Christmas Day)
10.30am - 4pm

We are located in the lovely Brecon Beacons National Park area of South Wales.  


The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, mandrills, spider monkeys, capuchins, vervets, mangabeys and marmosets.


Although we specialise in the care and protection of primates we cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, cattle, pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family.



“WELCOME TO  WALES APE &  MONKEY  SANCTUARY”

Day Ticket


Adults


Juniors (age 3 to 14 years) (Children under 3 years are free)


Senior Citizens


Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)


Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children)


Registered Disabled Adults  (with card)


Carers




Annual Ticket (Annual Visitor PASS)


Adults


Juniors (age 3 to 14 years) (Children under 3 years are free)


Senior Citizens


Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)


Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children)


Registered Disabled Adults  (with card)


Carers




Group bookings (20 paying persons or more)


Adults


Juniors (age 3 to 14 years)


Senior Citizens



CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED


WHEELCHAIR ACCESS



Ticket Classifications & Prices

All admission charges are used for feeding and caring for the animals who are, as stated in the articles, the sole beneficiaries of this Charity.

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OUR ANIMALS

We are a sanctuary, not a zoo. Our prime purpose is providing a good life for Unwanted animals.


Although we specialise in the care and protection of primates we cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, cattle, pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family.                                                                  



Click on the pictures below to learn more about the
different animals we care for - please note you will
be re-directed to our desktop website.

In addition to all the animals and birds above, a number of wild birds have colonised the lake around Baboon Island. These include Mallards and Moorhens as well as visiting Herons and Canada Geese..

About Sanctuaries >>

KEEPER FOR A DAY

Join our keeping team and experience life as a Keeper for a day.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Sanctuary? Well here's your chance!

Learn about life at the sanctuary and the animals that you will meet from the people that really know – Our keepers.


Get stuck into food preparation, feeding and even mucking out! Best of all spend time with some of the world's most exotic animals.


Keeper for a Day makes a great gift.

Please enter name of keeper for a day and requested date(s) below.



Are you a UK taxpayer? If so, please consider Gift Aiding! Gift Aid allows us to treat the payment you make today as a donation, and reclaim 25p in Gift Aid for every £1 given. Gift Aid is reclaimed from the tax you pay for the current tax year.


GIFT AID. It does not affect what you pay, but it does reduce our charity’s end of year tax liability and enables us to spend more on caring for our animals.

*Must be 14 years or more

Price: £125.00

Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions.

Please note (payee) will be required to
complete name and address at checkout.

DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW BOOKINGS FOR KEEPER OF A DAY

The perfect gift for animal lovers, we've got loads of animal species available to adopt.


Some BIG, some small, some weird but all of them WONDERFUL... and with your support that's the way we can keep it.


It costs from just £35 to adopt your favourite animal.


Animal Adoption makes a great gift.


We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary. Donations from the public, businesses and other organisations are vital to our continued survival and any contribution or other form of support is greatly appreciated.



ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Please complete the form below giving us the Animal’s name you wish to Adopt, and if you are adopting it for someone else please enter their name and contact details. Their e-mail address would be particularly useful.  

Are you a UK taxpayer? If so, please consider Gift Aiding! Gift Aid allows us to treat the payment you make today as a donation, and reclaim 25p in Gift Aid for every £1 given. Gift Aid is reclaimed from the tax you pay for the current tax year.


GIFT AID. It does not affect what you pay, but it does reduce our charity’s end of year tax liability and enables us to spend more on caring for our animals.

Price: £35.00

Please note (payee) will be required to
complete name and address at checkout.

Please ONLY complete if you require Adoption to be posted out, otherwise it will be emailed out to the purchaser

Check out the frequently asked questions for some of the common things we're asked about adoptions.

SUPPORT  US

We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary. Donations from the public, businesses and other organisations are vital to our continued survival and any contribution or other form of support is greatly appreciated.

There are a number of ways you are able to support us -



Please add the amount you wish to donate in the box below, and Click Pay-Now.




At checkout please use the comment box if you want to specify how you would like us to use your donation, or any other comments you would like to make.



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Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary, Caehopkin, Abercrave, Swansea Valley, SA9 1UD South Wales, UK

Tel +44 (0) 1639 730276

Email:-  info@ape-monkey-rescue.org.uk

Gift Aid - Are you a UK taxpayer? If so, please consider Gift Aiding! Gift Aid allows us to treat the payment you make today as a donation, and reclaim 25p in Gift Aid for every £1 given. Gift Aid is reclaimed from the tax you pay for the current tax year.

Please enter in the checkout comments box “GIFT AID PLEASE”

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In extreme weather conditions we reserve the right to close.


OUR PATRONS

If you believe that your association with our sanctuary and its work will attract the attentions of a wider public then please consider the possibility of becoming a patron. You will be made welcome whenever you are able to visit us and we will be pleased to personally introduce you to our animals. Please call us on 01639 730276 or send an e-mail to info@ape-monkey-rescue.org

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Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary,
Caehopkin,
Abercrave,
Swansea Valley,
SA9 1UD
South Wales, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1639 730276

Email: info@ape-monkey-rescue.org.uk

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Please note for safety “All children must be accompanied
by an Adult”


Please note Dogs are not allowed within the Sanctuary due to the delicate nature of those we care for.
Thank you for your understanding.

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The charity shop also has a selection of souvenirs and gifts. There is something for everyone, from cuddly animals to cookware, electronics, music, including our newly opened Vintage Clothing section and a great selection of reading matter.


All of the funds raised in the charity shop go towards feeding and providing care for our animals.


We are very grateful for every item contributed and extend our thanks to all our supporters.

OUR SHOP

If you are visiting us please bring along anything that you think will help us to raise funds for the care of our animals, or simply post it to us.

Opening Times

Open every day,
(except Christmas Day)
10.30am - 4pm

Snacks & Light refreshments served daily

ADVISORY BOARD

In extreme weather conditions we reserve the right to close.


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There are a number of ways you are able to support us -


  • Become a Patron


  • Donations and Sponsors via this page or should you wish, please contact us to discuss your donation/sponsorship offer

  • Food Donations

  • Adopt a Animal

  • Keeper for a Day

  • Our Shop

I am very honoured to be a Patron of the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary. I first got involved with the Sanctuary after they featured on my network BBC One primetime television series ‘Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol’. They were generous enough to allow me to be involved with two rescues, those of Bili the chimpanzee and Titch the mandrill.

Since then, we have worked together on numerous occasions and built a fabulous relationship, which has led to me being asked to be a Patron of the Sanctuary. The Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary have saved unwanted primates from a number of zoos and private collections from across Europe.

I have witnessed first-hand how many of these animals have needed extensive veterinary care and labour-intensive rehabilitation. Often the sanctuary will take in other animals in need, from wolves to horses. However, all this costs money and the Sanctuary is after all a charity. That’s why I am very proud to support my friends and offer whatever help I can to ensure everyone is aware of the great work they do.

I am constantly reassured by the great work the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary undertakes and delighted to be able to continue my support of their work to make sure unwanted primates have a safe and happy home here in Wales.’








Dr Rhys Jones

Phil has been a long standing supporter of our sanctuary and has been in touch over the years regarding various campaigns and plights.  


The most recent support has been throughout the pandemic and even donating gig tickets to us as a prize for any of his UK tours. With Phil’s help we raised £7,445 and this came at such a crucial time.


Phil is very active on twitter and Instagram, always
re-tweeting and re-sharing which is always a huge help.


Quote from Phil:

I have followed the sanctuary for a number of years and did not hesitate to become one of their patrons when asked.

I urge you all to come down to WAMS in Wales and help support all their rescued primates and animals.







Phil Campbell was previously in rock band Motorhead and is now in his new band ‘Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons’. PCATBS have a new album out at http://www.philcampbell.net/

Phil Campbell

Padge and his girlfriend Jen visited our sanctuary in Sept 2019. They loved seeing all the different animals and absolutely loved two of our chimps, Ronnie and Nakima!

They had such a great time as soon as they got home they both started following us on Instagram and Twitter.


After a few direct messages, we asked Padge to be our Patron. Since then, Padge has always supported us.

We did an appeal for ranger equipment to be sent out to Angola and both Padge and Jen donated 2 huge Bergen’s full of equipment. Padge tweets, re-shares on Instagram and is always at the end of the phone should we need his help.


Through the pandemic, again, Padge came to our rescue. We locked down the sanctuary on the 23rd March 2020 and needed to desperately raise funds for our animals. We decided on a raffle. Padge personally donated BFMV merchandise, guitar picks, signed DVD’s & t-shirts. With his help we managed to raise a whopping £7,445.


Quote from Padge:

“The sanctuary holds a special place in my heart. I really enjoyed my first visit and I’m happy I can help in any way. The work the sanctuary carries out is highly commendable. Every animal is rescued and is given the best life possible”




Padge is the lead guitarist in hugely successful metal band ‘Bullet For My Valentine’ https://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/     Check them out!

Michael ‘Padge’ Paget

Graham Norton the well known and well loved chat show host and consummate comedian has been a patron of our sanctuary since the year 2002.


Graham, born in Clondalkin near Dublin honed his media skills in San Francisco, USA, before becoming known through his appearances as a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends program.


He originally made his mark as a comedian but became an international star of television when he brought his unique style of wit and humour to chat shows with the BBC’s Graham Norton Show.


He is a man of many parts however, which he proved when he was given the difficult job, and some would say thankless task, of hosting the European Song contest.


Graham is now a household name. He cheers people up. We are delighted that he agreed to be a patron of our sanctuary.

The chimpanzees and other animals at the sanctuary had nowhere else to go and it is comforting to know that these creatures and others like them will always have a home there.

James Cordon and Sheridan Smith

Graham Norton

James Cordon and Sheridan Smith were so pleased to meet the animals that both agreed to become patrons of the sanctuary.


They appeared together in the second series of "Gavin and Stacey" and have many other TV and theatre successes to their credit.


Sheridan Smith, OBE - came to prominence on television for her roles in comedy shows Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Love Soup, Gavin & Stacey, Grownups and Benidorm.


James Corden, OBE - actor, comedian, television host, and singer. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS



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We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary.

If you believe that your association with our sanctuary and its work will attract the attentions of a wider public then please consider the possibility of becoming a patron. You will be made welcome whenever you are able to visit us and we will be pleased to personally introduce you to our animals. Please call us on 01639 730276 or send an e-mail to info@ape-monkey-rescue.org