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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Center (Established 1987)
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Director: Dr Alison Cronin MBE
Phone: 44(1929)462537   Fax: 44(1929)405414   E-Mail:
Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH UNITED KINGDOM
Affiliations: EAZA

Mission: Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre assists governments to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the centre, primates that have been smuggled from the wild or that have suffered abuse or neglect, are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

Clientele: 450,000 + visitors per year

Principal Research Programs: In 2008 Monkey World opened the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in Southern Vietnam. It is located in Cat Tien National Park and is a rescue, rehabilitation, and release centre. The species housed at Dao Tien are golden-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae), black-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes), silvered langurs (Trachypithecus cristatus), and pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus).

Training Opportunities: Monkey World assists our Primate Care Staff with educational grants for techical, undergraduate, and graduate degrees.

Monkey World also works with other rescue centres or wildlife parks to train staff and develop primate management and husbandry techniques.

Number of Staff: 90

Associated Field Sites: Dao Tien Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Monkey World opened this centre in 2008, located on a 64 hectare island, at the entrance to Cat Tien National Park in Southern Vietnam. At the centre rescued endangered primates are assessed physically and mentally and prepared for release back to the wild if appropriate. A registered charity, the Endangered Asian Species Trust (E.A.S.T.) has been set up to help continue this conservation work in to the future.

Dao Tien Director: Dr Marina Kenyon

Supported Species: 1 Callimico (Goeldi's monkey), 15 Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), 89 Cebus (capuchin), 1 Hylobates agilis (agile gibbon), 3 Hylobates lar (lar gibbon), 4 Hylobates muelleri (Mueller's Bornean gibbon), 13 Lagothrix (woolly monkey), 9 Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur), 7 Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), 11 Nomascus gabriellae (buff-cheeked gibbon), 58 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), 13 Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan), 2 Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin), 5 Saimiri (squirrel monkey), 2 Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang)

Publications: The Ape Rescue Chronicle is published 3 times per year.

Last Updated: 2009-05-26

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