Over 25 years ago, just a few miles inland from the spectacular Dorset coastline, a groundbreaking project began… the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected monkeys and apes from all corners of the globe. At their safe haven, Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, they’ve been given a second chance to lead a happy life amongst those of their own kind.
The Monkey World rescue centre has campaigned for stricter laws governing the keeping of and care of primates, as well as explaining the tragedy of habitat destruction and the crime, corruption and neglect that makes this world a difficult place for primates to survive in harmony with people.
Monkey Life, documenting the work of Monkey World, has encouraged people to care…to donate their time, money and their own primate pets to Monkey World, to ensure that this abuse is curtailed and primates are given a better life for the rest of their days.
In an entertaining and informative way, the work of the late Jim Cronin, his wife Alison and Animal Director Jeremy Keeling, and the team has been broadcast around the world.
This series is especially poignant as founder of Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Jim Cronin, passes away. Every series pays tribute to Jim and his unwavering dedication to saving primates in need, all over the world.