Staff and primates alike at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre have welcomed an orphaned 3-month-old Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii) called Bulu Mata to the family. The tiny 3kg baby boy was moved from Budapest Zoo in Hungary to Monkey World in Dorset in December.

Primate Planet Productions are following his progress and plan to include this exclusive footage in the next series of Monkey Life!

Image © Monkey World 2014


Image © Monkey World 2014

Good news! Monkey Life Series 1-4 will be shown on Sky Pick (Freeview channel 11) over the coming year. Check the TV listings for times over the coming weeks.

For anyone who hasn't already seen the series, and for everyone who wants to watch it all over again don't forget to tune in!

Baby Silvestre runaround!on the ferry from Spain, giving Jeremy the runaround!

He's the only Sumatran orang-utan at Monkey World, and lives with his best friends Oshine and the orang kids in the nursery group.

His story is featured in Monkey Life - Series 6 when Jeremy goes to pick him up from Spain in Episodes 1 and 2.

From our YouTube channel, Enjoy!


Monkey Life has some hard-to-get-angles from inside the enclosures, and this is how we achived them!

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