Monkey Business at Witney Care Home

There was some monkey business at Newland House Care Home in Witney when the residents and team were enchanted by two special visitors on Wednesday (23rd February).

Squirrel monkeys Tia and Asbo, together with their handlers Jersey Shepherd and Barbara Marquez from Heythrop Zoological Gardens in Chipping Norton provided much mirth and laughter during their visit to Newland House.

They enjoyed meeting everybody there and had great fun sitting on the heads or laps of the residents and team members.

Tia, now 15 years old and the aunt of Asbo who is four, are two of the 12 squirrel monkeys at the zoological gardens.

Sue Kent, Newland House’s Registered Manager, said: “What a fantastic morning we all had. The monkeys were such a hit with our ladies, gentlemen and team members. We love having animal visitors to Newland House as they provide us all with so much fun and entertainment.”

Heythrop Zoological Park brought along two Humboldt penguins to meet the Newlands ladies, gentlemen and team last November













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