Monkey sleep, monkey do
Published: 10 March 2009
Charitable sorts from all around the country have been donating bed linen, duvet covers and other bedding to their monkey friends in order to help them deal with the cold weather at a national reserve for the simians.A specialist zoo in Dorset known for its monkey business has been able to capture the hearts of locals after a drive to get its inhabitants some much needed bedding for the colder months.
Monkey World in Purbeck recruited the local radio station, 2CR FM, to capture the attention of the region's citizens to help it collect anything from bedspreads to duvet covers, the Bournemouth Echo reported.
2CR's Lauren Pinkney said: "When the appeal was launched we never expected such a huge response and since the launch - day by day more and more towels are dropped off at the station."
She added that the station's 4x4 vehicles, known as the Thunders, headed to over 100 schools, businesses and houses across the area to pick up the bed linen, with extra help needed to take the surprising amount of donations.
Monkey World acts as an ape rescue centre and aims to prevent the smuggling of monkeys and rehabilitates affected simians to the point where they can mix with their brethren again.
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