Monkey World

While I was in Dorset, I visited Monkey world.

Monkey world is Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 250 primates. Monkey World was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. will at the park you can see over 250 primates of more than 20 different species.

They currently have 55 chimpanzees at Monkey World, in 4 different social groups. they have rescued chimpanzees from Spain, Greece, France, England, Austria, The Netherlands, Israel, Cyprus, Dubai, Mexico and Taiwan where they were being used and/or abused in laboratories, as exotic pets, as photographer’s props, or as circus animals. Their exact histories vary, but the majority of them share part of the same story. Born in Africa, chimpanzees are taken from their family groups as youngsters. Poaching expeditions for bush meat and the capture of young animals result in the slaughter of adults as they try and defend their babies and extended family. It is estimated that the removal of one infant will result in the death of up to ten other chimpanzees. The young animals are smuggled out of Africa and then sold illegally abroad.

New arrivals at monkey world are given a full medical check and such examinations often reveal serious injuries such as machete wounds and broken bones. Many of the chimps come to us addicted to drugs. Recovery and rehabilitation for the monkeys is a lengthy process with many of the animals suffering from malnutrition and anemia.

At Monkey World they rehabilitate the chimpanzees into large social groups. . At present, there are 4 groups of chimpanzees at the park; two groups of 20, one of 15 and a nursery group of 5. Each group is given at least 1 hectare of land.

Monkey World is also working in Asia with the Pingtung Rescue Centre for Endangered Wild Animals to try to stop the smuggling of gibbons and orang-utans from the wild. We are also conducting undercover surveys of the illegal pet trade in South East Asia.

On-site there is a hospital and operating theatre where most of the medical examination and operations on the apes and monkeys are performed. While we have a local vet and a specialist primate vet, the staff at Monkey World are recognised as experts in primate rehabilitation and health. We also bring in specialists as needed such as paediatricians, dentists, ear, nose and throat surgeons, ophthalmic specialists, and gynaecologists.

Monkey World has featured in many television programmes including:

  • ITV – Nature Watch;
  • BBC – Operation Chimpanzee;
  • BBC – State of the Ark which highlighted our rescue and rehabilitation work;
  • BBC – Animal Hospital;
  • CNN & Sky TV – Highlighting a rescue operation in Turkey of smuggled chimpanzees;
  • ITV – GMTV covering the illegal pet trade in Turkey.
  • BBC – QED Saving Trudy.
  • Granada and Discovery Channels – 9 series of ‘Monkey Business’ were produced, documenting Monkey World’s rescue and rehabilitation work.
  • Channel 5, Animal Planet and Pick – the ‘Monkey Life‘ series continues on from ‘Monkey Business’ and is in continual production at the park.

Here is a little video of pictures I took at monkey world.

I really enjoyed my day and I hope you enjoyed the pictures I am hoping to go back again as I loved and especially the baby orangutan called Bulu Mata he was just swinging around his enclosure.

until next time bye everyone

London Day out : MAC experience

A day out in London and Makeover at MAC at Carnaby Street. My make up artist was fantastic and gave so many tips and ideas was a great day and experience

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Wednesday Vlog

Just a quick Wednesday vlog featuring the talking Dominic one of our cockatiels and also a little grasshopper.

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A catch up

Hello little llamas I haven’t been writing for a little while as I need a little break but as you can see from previous blogs I have started vlogging which you can find on my YouTube channel. I am writing this at just gone 1am as I am too hot to sleep. We really do need a good thunderstorm but every time one is near it either misses us or stops just before which is such a pain. I had a new top made and here it is

What do you all think? And please do excuse the expression on my face I was eating at the same time. I haven’t been up to much. Got my niece Amber stopping until Tuesday. At the moment she is sound asleep star fishing in the bed while I am laying on the edge writing this. Once I have finished I will move her. Lucky she is one of the heavy sleepers so, I can just pick her up and move her. Crocheting club is still going well we recently did a crochet hat day for Basildon hospital NCUI unit we made just under 300 hats. We are hoping to do another day as they are always needing hats.

I am now sat here wondering what the child is dreaming about she has just kicked me twice. Any way I better go to sleep or I am going to be a grumpy person in the morning especially if the child decides to get up early. Night everyone

Turning 30

So, on Saturday (17/2/2018) I turned 30. leading up to turning 30 I was not looking forward to it everyone was saying “you are now old” but I do not feel old at all. I definitely will not be acting my age as I see it whats the point in acting your age if you don’t feel it? it is weird though when people ask me my age I have to remember that I am now 30.alothough on my birthday the waitress in the cafe I was in thought I was only 17/18 and I was like I wish I was that age again. my friends and family got me some great gifts and I thank them all for them. Leading up to my birthday I did have a few panic dreams where my brain thought I was old so, I would have horrible dreams but now I am this age I just say to myself I need to live my life day by day and enjoy it as you only get one chance to enjoy it.


for this year of my first year of being in 30’s I have set myself goals that I am going to keep to and here they are:

  1. to eat more healthy
  2. to lose some weight
  3. do more exercise
  4. do let people get me down

hopefully, i keep to these and you see changes in my blogs especially in my weight as since Christmas I have put on 8lbs which I have now got to try and get back off which from the 1st march I am back at the gym which isn’t that far away. i am going to leave this here hopefully more blogs coming soon