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




Following the announcement that series 8 will not be shown on Animal Planet, the producers of Monkey Life have been inundated with messages of support and offers of help from the fans of this heart-warming series. In response, PPP have launched a campaign to raise the funds to complete the first 6 episodes of the next series.

To get involved visit

Our project page will give you all the information and how we are doing reaching our target.

As a thank you for supporting our cause, we have a unique range of rewards depending on what you pledge. Anyone that pledges will get access to the Monkey Life online blog so you can follow our progress when we go into the final production of the episodes. Rewards include first look access to the finished programmes, exclusively produced t-shirts and posters, or the chance to be part of the crew filming at Monkey World!

The campaign will only run for 40 days and if we don't reach our target of £197,000 we won't get any of the money pledged. please let everyone you know about our campaign so we can succeed in our goal of bringing you more Monkey Life.



After ten years of successful filming of Monkey Business, first filmed by Tigress and then by Meridian ITV, Monkey Life was created in 2006. Both series are shown on Animal Planet and other channels worldwide.

Set in Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, UK, Monkey Life follows the nail-biting rescue and rehabilitation stories of some of the most abused and neglected monkeys in the world, and the unwavering hard work of Dr. Alison Cronin, MBE, Jeremy Keeling and their team, in their ongoing mission to stop the illegal smuggling of primates from the wild.  Refugees and chimps that were found abused in laboratories, circus tents or as photographers props are rehabilitated here and given the chance to spend the rest of their days being cared for in a natural environment.

Filmed over the course of a year, this heart-warming series follows the day-to-day dramas and personalities of these, our closest relatives.  From power struggles and dramas, to friendship bonds and new additions to the group, Monkey Life follows some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and the team who are devoted to working with them.




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  "Monkey Life is one of the best reality shows that has ever been on TV"
  "This show is essential in educating the public about the plight of our nearest relative"
  "I love Monkey Life. Thank you so much for such an entertaining and 
informative show" 

Monkey Life Series 3 DVD
On sale in the Monkey World Shop and on 
20 half-hour episodes (7.5 hours) on four DVDs, with English subtitles for the hard of hearing, a 12 page episode booklet and extras on the DVD.
"The passion of the staff, plus the beautiful and often hilarious monkeys, makes this a great half-hour of TV"- TV TIMES
"Moving documentary series" - DAILY MAIL
MONKEY LIFE - Series 2 DVD & Posters
Monkey Life Series 2 DVD
On sale in the Monkey World Shop and on
20 half-hour episodes (7.5 hours) on four DVDs, with English subtitles for the hard of hearing, a 12 page booklet and extras on the DVD.
"This endearing series is cute enough to thaw even the frostiest of hearts" - DAILY MAIL
"Terrific documentary series" - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Posters are available for sale in the Monkey World shop. 
MONKEY LIFE - Series 1 DVD & Merchandise
Monkey Life Series 1 DVD
On sale in the Monkey World Shop and on
Fourteen episodes with English subtitles, as well as a multitude of extras!  Don't miss the stars of the show gallery, and an 8 page booklet telling you what's in each episode!
With births, rivalries and more, it’s better than any of the soaps – and far cuter too!” – SUNDAY EXPRESS
An unusually delightful programme – GUARDIAN UNLIMITED
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