What is Monkey World?
Monkey World is an Ape rescue centre located in Wareham, Dorset.
After opening in August 1987, they have had huge success with helping other governments and organisations to stop the smuggling of primates out of the wild. They have been working with the Pingtung Rescue Centre for Endangered Wild Animals, located in Asia since 1995.
Over 250 primates have been rescued and rehabilitated.
These include, 5 species of Gibbon, the largest group of Chimpanzees outside of Africa, 3 groups of Orang-utan’s (including two species; Bornean and Sumatran) and 8 other species of monkeys, including; Capuchin Monkey, Common Marmosets, Cotton-Top Tamarins, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Ruffed Lemur, Squirrel Monkeys, Stump-Tailed Macaques and Woolly Monkeys!
Adopt a monkey!
They operate an adoption scheme to assist with their fund raising, this allows you to pay a small fee for the chance to adopt a primate for a year, which includes free entry to the centre for that year.
All of the money that Monkey World receive through donations and the adoption scheme is 100% funded into the Ape Rescue Trust, meaning all of the money is used for the rescue and rehabilitation of primates.
Opening Hours – 10 am – 5 pm everyday (except from Christmas Day)
Enjoy a fascinating day, exploring the 65-acre park and watching the rescued and endangered primates interact, along with Europe’s orang-utan crèche!