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Monkey Life   

Series 1: 14x30 | SD | 2007
Series 2: 20x30 | SD | 2008
Series 3: 20x30 | SD | 2009
Series 4: 20x30 | SD | 2010
Series 5: 20x30 | HD | 2012
Series 6: 20x30 | HD | 2013
Series 7: 20x30 | HD | 2014
Series 8: 20x30 | HD | 2015
Series 9: 20x30 | HD | 2016
Series 10: 20x30 | HD | 2017
Series 11: 20x30 | HD | 2018
Series 12: 20x30 | HD | 2019
Series 13: 20x30 | HD | 2020
Production Company
Primate Planet Productions
Primary Broadcaster
Discovery / Sky

Set in the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, UK, Monkey Life follows the nail-biting rescue and rehabilitation stories of some of the most abused and neglected monkeys in the world. The unwavering hard work of Jim and Alison Cronin in their ongoing mission to stop the illegal smuggling of primates from the wild. Refugees and chimps that were found abused in laboratories, circus tents or as photographers’ props, are rehabilitated here and given the chance to spend the rest of their days being cared for in a natural environment.  

Series 12 - Episode 3

Primate Care staff member, James travels to Germany to meet a baby orang-utan in need of a new home, Hujan was rejected by his mum and has had to be hand reared. He is coming to live at Monkey World as it’s the European crèche for orphan orangs. While back at the park new chimpanzee Toprish shows she’s learning how to interact with her own kind and newly rescued marmosets, Caesar and Bud are enjoying their outside space. And the spider monkeys have a wheelie good time searching for breakfast.

Series 12 - Episode 2

It’s a first for the park with the birth of a baby for red bellied guenons, Nia and Benny. They are believed to be the only ones of their species in captivity anywhere in the world and were rescued from the Lebanon last year. A world of adventure awaits woolly monkey Cosmo in the outside enclosure, if he can just muster up enough courage to venture out. While at the loris complex its weigh-in day for Nora and a puzzling breakfast for Tuan’s group of orang-utans.

Series 12 - Episode 1

In the first episode of the new series, Alison’s called in to rescue two abandoned marmosets and she’s shocked at their living conditions. It’s not an easy job catching them as they have free run of a bedroom but Alison perseveres so that Caesar and Bud can receive proper care. While back at the park newly arrived chimp Toprish is introduced to potential new pals, but things don’t go to plan. And they heard it on the grape vine, a fruity feast goes down a treat with the Barn woolly monkeys.