A monkey sanctuary that cares for sick and injured primates caught up in Britain's pet trade is appealing for help after being devastated by flooding.
The sanctuary and tourist attraction in Looe, Cornwall, suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage after heavy rain flooded the main building, including the education centre, and a number of trees were felled.
Devastation caused by the weather in November and December compounded a sad year for the sanctuary and its workers after a washout summer resulted in a downturn in visitor numbers.
Staff are also still coming to terms with the loss of Pepper, the 10-month-old capuchin, who died after contracting tetanus which experts believe may have been linked to the floods.
Claire Turnbull, education officer at Looe Monkey Sanctuary, said a winter appeal had been launched in an attempt to raise cash for the sanctuary and its charity, Wild Futures.
Miss Turnbull said staff are trying to maintain morale and are hoping 2013 brings a change in fortunes.