Monkey World

Monkey World

At Monkey World in Dorset, visitors are immersed into a wildlife park with a difference - nearly all the primates here are rescued. Here you can see rescued chimpanzees rehabilitated into family groups, Europe’s only orangutan crèche, and over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes!

Many been neglected, kept in unnatural conditions, or experienced unbelievable cruelty. At Monkey World, they can all enjoy the company of their own kind in a safe and natural environment.

Take in the sights of chimpanzees wrestling and playing, capuchins foraging through their enclosures, and baby orangutans learning the skills needed for adult hood- all from the depths of the Dorset countryside.

Monkey World is open all year round, closing only on Christmas Day. 

Support is offered to teachers through pre-visit plans, teacher packs, and additional resources post visit. Discounts are available for school groups, and guided tours and meeting room hire are also available. Here, students will see conservation in action through workshops and talks.

For more details, please go to:, email or call 01929 401022

Contact info

01929 462537