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
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Rescue Information - United Kingdom


Sinbad the Capuchin monkey was rescued from a pet shop outside Manchester in 1999.

For 16 years he lived in solitary confinement in a cage (21" x 82" x 144"), with no water, in the back of the shop. The local Council approved Sinbad's permit every year. He was also allowed to climb through a room filled with rubbish, broken glass, and bird, rat, and monkey faeces.


Arthur was rescued from a Garden shed in Somerset when his owner died in 1999. Arthur had been allowed to live in a tiny shed, deep in his own excrement, for 35 years. Each year the local Council approved Arthur's conditions. Arthur lost most of his hair and his teeth are deformed as the result of his inappropriate diet.

He now lives with Sinbad at Monkey World.


Trudy was rescued in 1998 when her previous owner was found beating her with a riding crop. She was found living in a cold barn, in solitary confinement, and was brutally trained for the entertainment industry. Her previous owner was found guilty on 12 charges of cruelty (see press release section for further details).

Trudy now lives with 11 other chimps that have adopted her at Monkey World (Trudy sitting in front of one of her adopted brothers).