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YOUR WORK WILL LIVE ON

Daily Echo Online

MONKEY World founder Jim Cronin's heart-broken wife made him a pledge before he tragically died of liver cancer on Saturday... our work will live on. And Dr Alison Cronin's vow to carry on his 20 years of remarkable work at the ape rescue centre will also ease the pain felt by thousands of our readers devastated by the loss of the world-renowned conservationist, who died in New York only weeks after being diagnosed with the disease. Jez Hermer, trustee and spokesman for Monkey World, said: "He was very clear that he wished his legacy to continue both here at Monkey World and at the various projects he has around the world. "Part of his legacy is that he has taught others to carry on with his work. His legacy is Monkey World and changing attitudes to primates and the emphasis he put on education for younger generations to understand the importance of animal welfare.'' Every hour since the news of Jim's death, tributes from around the world have poured into the Daily Echo. Families who enjoyed visits to Monkey World, animal lovers who admired Jim's conservation work, those he'd met and the many whose lives he touched have been moved to leave messages on the Echo's website. They express shock at his sudden passing, but they also a great and sincere appreciation for his life's work. Lucy Clement, in Winchester, said: "Shocked and saddened to hear of this tragic loss and my deepest sympathies to Jim's family and friends. Monkey World is one of the happiest places to be and I know that his energy and enthusiasm will continue to live on." The Clark family, in Western Australia wrote: "Totally devastating news and our heartfelt condolences to Alison and all at Monkey World. May his caring soul live on with all the wonderful work that Monkey World achieves." Jon Doody, of Reading wrote simply: " So sad to hear this news. The world has lost a wonderful man."

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