Come and meet the world’s fastest land animals.
The Cheetah Outreach not only provides employment opportunities for locals, but also excellent opportunities for South African and international volunteers. So come and meet these speedy predators and help contribute to the survival of the specie. The cheetah has a slender, long-legged body with blunt, semi-retractable claws. Its coat is tan with about 2,000 small, round, black spots, and the fur is coarse and short. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black "tear marks", which run from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth, keep the sun out of its eyes and aid in hunting. The cheetah’s small streamlined head; long, light limbs; powerful hind legs; flexible shoulders and spine; long muscular tail; semi-retractable claws; enlarged liver and heart; and wide nostrils and increased lung capacity all combine to make it the fastest mammalian sprinter on earth. Covering up to 9 meters in a stride at almost 4 strides per second, the cheetah can reach a top speed of 100 km/h or more. For more than half of every stride, the cheetah is airborne. Meet the Cheetahs.
Monkey Town Primate Centre, located on the N2 in Somerset West is a Wildlife Centre for monkeys and apes as well as a large variety of other species of animals. There are more than 250 primates and 26 different exotic species of monkeys and apes including Tammy, Ruby, and Sunny, our famous chimp sisters.
Monkey Town is not just a primate centre but also a wildlife centre with over 700 animals in total to admire.
Visitors to the well-designed enclosure at Monkey Town observe the monkeys from caged walkways allowing the monkeys to roam freely on the outside.
Don’t forget your camera – the best way to capture your visit forever! You can share your photos on our Facebook page.
All our primates and animals enjoy their own specific, well-balanced diet so kindly DO NOT feed any of our animals. Our keepers take good care of this!
One of the great things about visiting Monkey Town Primate Centre is that you see and experience different things each time.
Our guests leave with a greater understanding of primates and the unrelenting threats they are facing in the world today. ….. be educated about the primate species and other animals who live in our world today.
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