This Thursday was like no other Thursday. It was the day I had been waiting for since I first found out that this place existed. We were finally traveling to Apenheul Primate Park in Apeldoorn, Netherlands! This primate park is like none other because the primates actually roam free! The park's advertisement mentions that you are most likely to be pick pocketed at the park than anywhere else because the primates are extremely curious. They give you a locker for valuables and a free monkey proof bag to use while in the park. Although you are not supposed to keep any food on you, I put some grapes in my pocket to ensure some primate interaction.
I was so impressed with how gorgeous the park was and how much space the primates had to roam. Most could actually just wander right over to you if they wanted. Of course, some of the primates were in an enclosed area for our safety, ie. gorillas and orangutans, but I did get a kiss from an orangutan through the glass window. It was awesome! I was in seventh heaven at this park and was extremely sad to leave. I tried to convince Kat and Nat to go on without me and that I wanted to live out my days amongst the primates but they refused. I'm going to be looking for a roommate in the Netherlands if anyone is interested.