Welcome to Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary...
Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary (LMS) in Berkshire, is a UK registered charity, founded by us some two decades ago. We rescue these sensitive, social animals from pet shops, zoos, even family homes to bring them to LMS, where they live their remaining years in the most natural environment possible, with the companionship of their own species and with dignity.
Some weeks we are bombarded with phone calls from the authorities with tragic stories of animals that need rescuing and with referrals from national and international agencies. The only limit on the number of monkeys we are able to take is space. We have 10 acres of woodland under development but, until then, we build individual enclosures by hand ourselves to house the monkeys. We are not open to the public so everything we do is totally self-funding. In fact, there are very few monkey sanctuaries in the UK quite like us.
We hope that you can appreciate the reasons why LMS is not open for visits. All our monkeys have been rescued from situations and circumstances that have caused them distress and trauma. We feel they deserve a chance to live in peace and security and, at last, find sanctuary.
Jimmy & Sharon