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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'An Introduction to Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre'

'We Love Monkey World' Video by supporter Gary Swamp
March 2014

Thelma Update
February 2014

Animal Planet Magazine competition winner Alex became a 'Wildlife Reporter for the Day' at Monkey World!  Here's her video report, filmed and edited by Primate Planet Productions Ltd, makers of 'Monkey Life':

The Bachelor Boys had just had all new play equipment and Seamus is showing he was not happy with the track marks that had been left! Taken by a Monkey World visitor.

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Most of our monkeys and apes enjoy seeing and often playing with our visitors and because their behaviour is so similar to our own it makes the interactions very straight forward. Tag/chase is a common game for the chimps – the “rules” being you give someone a nudge or push and skip away, often looking over your shoulder, as an invitation to follow or chase. In this clip, chimpanzee Rodders was definitely inviting and playing with young visitor Ben. Click to watch the video:

Five News, 22 August 2007
Ruth Liptrot visits Monkey World


News Videos

Please click on a link below to see video reports on Monkey World news:

BBC News Report: Are Regulations to keep Primates as Pets Working?

Southern Daily Echo report on the arrival of Silvestre the 11-month-old orang-utan

CNN News Report on the arrival of Oshine the orang-utan

BBC Report on the arrival of Oshine the orang-utan