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Charity music video, 'I Say Save Orang-utans'

NEW! Charity single, 'I Say Save Orang-utans' donated by James Broughton, with a video featuring the primates from Monkey World at Available now!

'I Say Save Orang-utans' has been released!

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre is excited to announce the release of its first ever charity music video, after more than ten years in the making!

With help and support from a long list of contributors, Monkey World has finally been able to release an exclusive music video featuring over 50 beautiful primates from the rescue centre in Dorset!

As always, the park’s priority is looking after more than 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes in their care. And so finding the time to invest in getting the project released has been incredibly difficult, with many setbacks caused by the complicated process of releasing new music without a record label.

But Monkey World has never been known to give up! Last year they decided to try again and, thanks to the support from Believe Digital for not saying “no” like so many before them, the release of the video is now a reality and “I Say, Save Orang-utans” by James Broughton, will be officially released on 17 March with hopes for a position in the music charts!

Singer-songwriter James Broughton was first introduced to the late founder of Monkey World, Jim Cronin, by radio presenter Graham Mack. From that meeting, over ten years ago, James was pleased to donate the song to Monkey World for charity fundraising.

“When I met Jim and we introduced him to the song, he loved it straight away!’ says James Broughton, from Bournemouth. “I was pleased to donate the song to raise funds for Monkey World’s charity and ultimately help their fight to “save orang-utans”, as they are so dangerously close to extinction right now.”

Primate Planet Productions Ltd, producers of TV documentary “Monkey Life” which follows the work of Monkey World, donated their time and incredible footage to create a music video for the song. Filled with primates from the park over the years, it is a wonderful tribute to both Monkey World and its founder, Jim, particularly as the release date is set for the 8-year anniversary of his passing on Tuesday 17 March.

“All profits from any downloads on iTunes will be donated to the charity EAST, set up by Jim”, says James, “and it’s a great cause to support on such a poignant day.”

Jim’s wife and Monkey World Director, Dr Alison Cronin, is also excited that the charity video’s release has been confirmed:

“It has been a long time coming,” says Alison. “It’s finally done and the music video is going to be released and raising money for the Endangered Asian Species Trust – ‘E.A.S.T.’ – which supports our work in Vietnam and other work in South East Asia. So we thought it appropriate for the orang-utan theme to be benefitting that work in Asia where orang-utans originate.”


Download this charity fundraising music video “I Say, Save Orang-utans”, featuring over 50 primates from Monkey World at:

Please see a preview clip of the video at: