Keeping warm under a blanket, the two monkeys evacuated after howling storms obliterated their enclosure

February 6, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Howling storms have brought misery for thousands of homeowners.

And even these pampered exotic monkeys haven’t been immune to suffering.

The pair looked down in the dumps after Britain’s storms destroyed their enclosure at an animal sanctuary

Ollie and Caju shelter in their temporary accommodation after their enclosure was destroyed in yesterday's storm

Ollie and Caju shelter in their temporary accommodation after their enclosure was destroyed in yesterday’s storm

Woolly monkeys Ollie and Caju have been kept warm with blankets.

Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was left devastated after a beech tree, knocked over by the high winds, crashed down.

Keepers at the sanctuary in Looe, Cornwall, were able to quickly removed the the woolly monkeys from the damaged territory and keep them warm with extra blankets.

The animals are now in alternative housing but keepers are keen to fix their enclosure, which is expected to cost thousands of pounds.

They are now appealing for volunteers to help rebuild the enclosure after storms left the animals homeless.

Claire Turnbull, Senior Keeper, said: “It was very scary but the team jumped to action immediately to ensure that all monkeys were moved to safe areas of the territory.

“Through the night there were constant power cuts which  meant that the heating and lighting in the monkeys’ indoor rooms and huts was failing.

“Extra blankets were handed out to make sure they all stayed warm throughout the night and generators were on standby.”

The Monkey Sanctuary, which is currently home to 37 monkeys, are asking people to donate via their website to help them rebuild the enclosure.

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