The Owl and Monkey Haven nr Newport have had a good summer and the development continues with Several animal organisations throughout the UK getting in touch to see if theycan home more and more primates and owls.
The Haven are now looking for Corporate Sponsorship to aid us meet the demand of animals in need of help. The first goal is to build a purpose built Rainforest recreation which would house up to fifty primates, simulating their indigenous surroundings. Then they would like the building to be designed using 100% renewable energy and include a walk through enabling visitors to get even closer to these wonderful animals in their natural environment.
Conservation is a huge part of what the haven aim to achieve. What with the depletion of Rainforests and new species becoming endangered every year they look to set targets to become as Green as we can in the years to come. The haven have already started to grow and harvest their own Salad & Vegetables for primates nutrition, and would like to lower Carbon footprint by investing in Solar and other sustainable energy sources whilst simply providing a home for these animals.
All of the buildings and enclosures have been constructed using wood where possible, and the roofs have been fitted with cedar shingles. Wood is by far the most environmentally friendly construction material. Not only is it a renewable resource, it is a recyclable one. Buildings constructed of wood benefit from wood’s superior insulating properties. They are more efficient than concrete or steel, which translates into long-term energy savings and a reduced load on our environment.
Cedar Shingles maximize the yield from the forest.Their production can use parts of the log that would be unsuitable for sawn timber and otherwise wasted or scrapped. Cedar Shingles have a good thermal quality and therefore help contribute towards keeping the animal enclosures warm which in turn conserves energy.
Water butts – Where possible they use water butts to collect rainwater which we then use to water plants and vegetation throughout the Haven. Due to endless enquiries the Haven is also proud to be introducing Children’s b’day parties for the Autumn. Keep an eye on their website for more details and packages available.
The Haven is now looking to invite Schools and community groups to visit throughout the Winter and into the New Year for a Fun and Informative day out. Programs include: Keeper Tours, an insightful and interactive learning experience whilst exploring the grounds – Animal related Arts/Crafts and learning activities in the newly opened ‘Wise Owl’ Lodge, Keeper for the Day, Monkey Picnic Boxes and much more.
For an in School talk & Presentation or to make a Group booking please call 01983 530885. Winter Special Group and School bookings discount now available. Please ask for details. www.owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk