Dorset, UK

Visit To Monkey World

17-18 January 2004

Monkey World is a primate Rescue Center located in the County of Dorset near the City of Poole on the southern coast of England.  Judi and I first learned of it while watching "Monkey Business" on the National geographic TV channel.  We were extremely impressed with the care and love the keepers showed to these animals (mostly chimps and orang utangs).  Many were used (and abused) by persons for commercial gimmicks (like tourist photos and side shows).  

The unfortunate thing about our visit was:  The animals were as cold as we were...not too lively on the English coast in January.