All posts tagged: rescue

Wildwood bears emerge from winter slumber

Heralding the arrival of spring, the brown bears at Kent’s Wildwood Trust have emerged from 4 months of hibernation and returned back into their huge 1.5-acre woodland home. A huge occasion for the wildlife conservation charity, the release would usually be attended by hundreds of visitors who enter a raffle for the chance to feed […]

A visit to Monkey World Dorset

GTO’s Sarah Jeffery recently visited Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, the rescue centre has assisted governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild since it was set up by Jim Cronin in 1987. Monkey World was originally created to […]

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, 30 years on the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world including the […]

Incredibly rare monkeys rescued from Lebanon

Benny & Nia, a pair of young white-throated guenons, arrived at Monkey World in Dorset this week after being rescued from Lebanon. The incredibly rare monkeys were confiscated by Lebanese authorities at Beiruit airport after being smuggled from Accra, Ghana. White-throated guenons are a species vulnerable to extinction and native only to small regions of […]