Pictures of England


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

Seven Sisters to Birling Gap

Birling Gap

in the county of East Sussex

Crich Tower, Crich, Derbyshire


in the county of Derbyshire

Pictures of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

in the town of Wareham, in the county of Dorset

About Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates of 15 different species. Founded in 1987, the centre was set up by husband and wife team Jim and Alison Cronin to give sanctuary to abused Spanish beach chimps. Since then the work of the centre has become renowned throughout the world, at the sanctuary there are chimps from Europe and other countries such as Israel, Dubai and Taiwan, they have all been rescued either from suffering abuse in laboratories, being used as exotic pets, photographers props, or circus animals. Whatever their circumstances, all have been wrenched from their families at an early age, smuggled out of Africa and sold to so-called humans who want them for no other reason than to make money! By any standard, in such hands the chimps faced a life of sheer terror as they are dressed up and forced to parade for up to 16 hours a day. Often when at the tender age of 4 or 5 the chimps become uncontrollable because of ill-treatment and the abnormal lifestyle they have endured, they are killed and replaced with a younger chimp.

The focus at Monkey World is to rescue as many animals as possible. Once they arrive at the centre they are medically examined by the local veterinary team and sometimes those in need of operations are hospitalised in the on site hospital.

The chips are slowly rehabilitated and introduced into social groups to live much as they would have done before captivity. Because of the constant need to rescue, the females of the group are kept on birth control, lack of space and funding prevent allowing the animals to breed.

Monkey World is open every day to visitors. You can expect to see the animals living in relatively normal conditions created within over 65 acres of wonderful Dorset Woodland. Amongst them you can see Orangutans, Marmosets, Woolly Monkey's, Chimpanzees, Squirrel Monkey's and many more. There is an entertaining Pet's Corner, a Bird Pond and Donkey's. There is even a viewing tower, adoption centre, picnic areas, a cafe and a gift shop.

For a refreshing day out with a difference Monkey World is the place for you. Not only can you enjoy all that you see, but it makes you aware of the importance of conservation and the need for the preservation of animals who through man's eternal greed would otherwise quickly become extinct.

Share the beauty of England..

Recommended towns & villages near Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre


West Lulworth (125 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction S)

One of the most visited geological areas of Britain, Lulworth Cove has recently been placed into the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline...


Tyneham (55 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction S)

Known as the Ghost village of Dorset, the village of Tyneham was requisitioned by the War Office during 1943, with all 225 residents having to leave their homes. The army never.....

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton (3 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction NW)

Athelhampton lies close to the little River Piddle which almost entirely encircles Athelhampton House which was built in the 15th-century by Sir William Martyn who was granted the lands and a license to build upon them by King Henry VII in the year 1483...

Steam Railway near Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle (194 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction SE)

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Milton Abbas (50 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction N)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...

All towns in Dorset
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Recommended attractions near Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

St Andrew's Church

Lulworth Castle (24 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 6.8 km, direction S)


The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool (25 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction SE)

Between Wareham and Corfe Castle can be found the unique visitor attraction called the Blue Pool, which was once a clay pit. Tiny.....

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton House (10 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction NW)

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset...

Durdle Door

Durdle Door (119 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction SW)

On a coast of fabulous high white cliffs there are few views to rival the spectacular Durdle Door. This natural phenomena,.....

Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Hardy's Cottage (4 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction W)

Home of poet and novelist Thomas Hardy until the age of 34. Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd were.....

All attractions in Dorset
Complete A to Z of attractions in England