Monkey World was established in 1987 to provide a permanent home for abused Spanish beach Chimpanzees. At Monkey World the chimps are rehabilitated into social groups and live in large natural areas. You can walk around the site and watch the chimps as they go about their normal business of playing, eating, fighting and dozing. It is recommended to spend a while walking around the site, and to revisit the various enclosures several times to see a variety of action. Make sure you look out for the times of the "Keeper Talk", where you can learn more about particular residents, and the work done at Monkey World.
It cannot be stressed enough what valuable and important work is carried out at Monkey World. The infamous cruelty case involving Trudy, the Chimp rescued from terrible conditions at Chipperfields, only proves too painfully there is still much work to do, both in this Country and across the World. Please take the time to visit Monkey World, your visit will help support this valuable work, and I'm sure you will have a great day out and will fall in love with the inhabitants of Monkey World !
Click on the above pictures to view some videos shot at Monkey World.
In addition to the residents of Monkey World you will also find the following attractions and fetaures at Monkey World:
- Malagasy - Where the Lemur's roam free.
- Pets Encounter
- The largest children's play area in Southern England...now even bigger !
- Full disabled features, including motorised scooter hire.
- Big Al's Adventure - Indoor play area.
- Visitor's Centre with cafeteria and gift shop.
- England's largest undercover barbecue.
- Monkey or ape adoption schemes.
- Keepers' talks throughout the day.
- Sheltered picnic areas.
- Group and school visits welcome.
- Large free car/coach park.
Open every Day (except Christmas)
July - August 10AM - 6PM
All other times 10AM - 5PM
Monkey World is situated 1 mile from Wool on the Bere Regis to Wool Road
Monkey World welcomes ALL visitors and has full facilities or the disabled and less able bodied.
No dogs allowed into Monkey World, except for Guide Dogs.
20 March 2007
Jim Cronin, the co-founder of Monkey World died following a short illness.