Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

Rescue & Rehabilitation
Monkey World | Ape Rescue Centre

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Monkey Life

A Primate Planet Productions film

Documenting the work of Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre


About Monkey Life

Monkey Life was created in 2006 and has continuously documented the work of Dr. Alison Cronin, MBE and her team at Monkey World; Ape Rescue Centre. Totalling 154 episodes over 8 series the programmes have been aired in over 140 countries. The latest instalment; Monkey Life series 8 will premiere on UK’s Pick channel from the 30th November 2015. Previous series’ 1 – 4 are available on Pick and series’ 5 – 7 air on Animal Planet in the UK.

Filmed at Monkey World in Dorset, Monkey Life follows the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected primates. Many have mental as well as physical problems so the Primate Care Staff treat their individual needs until they can be reintegrated with primates of their own kind. The 21 species of primates at the park range from apes such as chimpanzees, who were taken from the wild as babies and used as photographers props on Spanish beaches to monkeys such as marmosets, many of which were rescued from the UK pet trade. The aim is to give them as natural environment as possible so that they have a secure and peaceful place to live.

These fascinating creatures have individual characters and the series follows them in their daily life. From power struggles in the chimpanzee troops to introducing baby orang-utans to the rest of the nursery group every day is a rollercoaster ride as the stories unfold. With unparalleled access Monkey Worlds dedicated team are filmed dealing will medical emergencies, primate moves, births and sometimes heart-breaking decisions. We follow Dr. Alison Cronin, MBE around the globe as she continues the parks mission to rescue abused primates. Monkey Life documents the daily life and drama of the world’s largest primate rescue centre.


Monkey Life Series 1-7 are

available to own on DVD!

These wonderful programmes can be yours to own for only £20 per series.

Buy yours from the Monkey World gift shop or Amazon.
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