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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With Thanks To

So many people contribute to making the rescue and rehabilitation work at Monkey World possible.  To name just a few, please see below some of the people, businesses and groups, that we would like to thank for supporting Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre:

    Royal Bank of Scotland donated a days volunteering at Monkey World recently. The guys did a great job clearing marmoset and capuchin enclosures. Thank you!

    A great group of volunteers from New Look Head Office got stuck into a day clearing weeds, planting shrubs and hanging cargo nets in one of our capuchin enclosures. A great days work- thanks!

    A group of fabulous supporters from our Facebook page spent a day sorting our blanket stores, and making enrichment for the guys.

    The fantastic brownie and guide group at Canford Heath collected lots of goodies for all the primates. Thank you!

    Thankyou to DCC employees, who spent a day with PRimate Care Staff and the gardening team clearing weeds and planting new shrubs in one of the capuchin enclosures!

    Thanks to the EE employees who gave up a day to help fold and sort our donated blanket stores!


    Thank you to all our visitors and supporters for continuing to bring donations for our Shoe Box Appeal!

    We continue to update the list of items we need to help care for the primates at the park, and every donation we receive is put to very good use!

    George (pictured left) is one of many supporters to make a dontation this year!

    Many thanks to everyone who has supported the appeal, from all the primates and staff at the park!

    Thank you to Bournemouth University for delivering a donation of bed linen from the student accommodation services!

    Thank you to the team from Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services in Shaftesbury, for another huge donation of towels for the primates!

    Thank you to Osmington Holiday Park in Osmington Mills, Weymouth, for donating a van full of linen for the primates, with more yet to come!

    Thank you to the team from Stalbridge in Shaftesbury, for their donation of towels and sheets for the primates this winter!

    We'd like to say a massive thank you to our supporters on Facebook who donated their time to help is sort, fold and stack huge piles of blankets and linen.  

    Thank you to the team from Timberland who came to Monkey World to help us fold, sort and stack blankets and linen for the primates. Brilliant job!

    Thank you to the team from Motorola for donating their time to help sort, fold and stack blankets and towels for the primates. They also spent the afternoon with gardening at the park - many thanks indeed!



    Delivering a whole van load of towels and blankets


    Delivering a collection of towels and blankets to the park



Thank you to all our supporters for your continued donations of bed linen, towels, sheets and blankets for the primates!  These are used by the primates throughout the year - not just the winter - and so all donations are gratefully received and will be put to good use!

Many thanks to Vanessa, Niamh & Keighley (pictured left) from Chichester who arranged a collection from their local area and delivered a car full of donations to the park this summer!

    Delivering a collection of blankets, towels and linen from a collection campaign they are currently running for Monkey World.

    Delivering a collection of blankets, towels and linen from the Bovington and Blandford Military, schools and local community.

    Monkey World would like to say a big thank you to Fire Radio who supported our appeal and campaigned for donations throughout February 2012! 

    Alison Cronin with Fire Radio's Dave Taylor

    Enas Florist, Westbourne (the base of the President for the Westbourne Traders Association), were also a drop off point for donations and Streamline Warrens Taxis helped to deliver them to us at the park!  We very much appreciate all your support!
  • WESSEX FM, 96 & 97.2
    A huge thank you to the whole team at Wessex FM for all their help in the campaign for towels and linen for the primates again this winter! From the Show Presenters, to the News Team and Sales guys - all had a hand in helping to raise awareness for our campaign and in collecting and delivering all the donations! 

    James O'Neill from the Wessex FM Breakfast Show with Alison Cronin and the Monkey World Team following a huge delivery of donations piled up behind them!

We would also like to thank all the collection points involved - Asda (Weymouth), Maggie's Munchies, (Colwell Centre, Weymouth), Morrisons (Bridport) & the Wessex FM Studios (Dorchester) - plus all the kind supporters who donated their old blankets, sheets, towels and linen. Your help is very much appreciated!

    The Dorset Area HR Team spent their Charity Day at Monkey World, helping to prepare the new capuchin enclosure:

    Team Building Day:

    For their donation of hosing:

    For some light relief for all the Monkey World staff!



For permitting us to use their amazing photographs of our primates, park and events, we would also like to thank the following: