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.

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Rescue Information - Cyprus

LULU - CHIMPANZEE (ARRIVED 2000)

In 2000, eight-year-old Lulu arrived at monkey World from Cyprus.  She had been born at a circus and was still a baby when her mother attacked her and bit her arm.  The wound became seriously infected and a concerned Cypriot family saw the wounded baby chimpanzee and asked if they could help.  The circus had no intention of financing any medical treatment and so instead sold the sick infant to the family, who saved her life by arranging for a human doctor to amputate the festering limb.

Although the family cared deeply for Lulu, they soon realised that she was a wild animal with needs they could not meet, and so Monkey World was called to the rescue.

Years later, and Lulu is now a very strong, confident character in the nursery group and assists Monkey World's adoptive mum, Sally, to help newcomers begin their rehabilitation.  Lulu is so well adapted to life with only one arm that you would not even notice her missing limb unless it was pointed out.