Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary Claimed

Animal rescue sanctuary in the brecon beacons!

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, Vervets, Capuchins, Japanese Macaques, Gibbons, Lemurs 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 Wolfdogs, Meerkats, Giant Rabbits, Parrots, Horses, Donkeys, Pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family

Visitors are welcome to see the animals and the work we do. We undertake a number of rescues from zoos and laboratories where animals have suffered mistreatment and deprivation or are no longer wanted. As they are not equipped for survival in the wild, we can only endeavour to make the rest of their lives as enjoyable and stress free as possible.


Q Do we allow dogs around the sanctuary?

Unfortunately we do not allow dogs around the sanctuary as they can upset our animals.

Q Wheelchair access?

We are wheelchair friendly. The paths around the sanctuary are covered in rubber from recycled tyres!

Q How much is it to park?

Free! Once you have purchased your tickets into the sanctuary, you will be given a car park ticket to display on the dashboard of your vehicle.

Q Where do you rescue the animals from?

All over the world!
Baboons from Kuwait, Chimps from Neath, England, Germany and Bulgaria, Meerkats from Cardiff, Dogs from Poland, Lab monkeys from Germany and some monkeys from Spain. The list goes on...

There is information boards around the sanctuary with the animals rescue story.

Q Do you have a Cafe?

We serve hot drinks and have crisps and cakes for snacks. We do not serve any other food/meals.

We encourage visitors to bring picnics which can be eaten in or outside.