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Picnic 4 Primates- celebrating 30 years of Monkey World

Monday, 7th August 2017 marked 30 years since Monkey World first opened it's doors to the public, and celebrated with a Picnic 4 Primates at the park! Attended by just under 5000 visitors, supporters flooded into the park to help raise money to continue the rescue and rehabilitation work carried out by Alison Cronin and her team.

Since Jim Cronin opened the park in 1987 to provide a home for nine abused beach chimpanzees, the park has grown to home over 250 primates, of more than 20 different species. Visitors to Picnic 4 Primates found out about the history of the park, with the Monkey World exhibition detailing key events and issues faced by the park during its history.

Alison, Jeremy and Mike spent the picnic chatting to supporters, and Alison rallied the crowd to continue supporting Monkey World's vision of continuing to rescue, and care for abused primates for years to come. Kids found plenty to do too, with a fiercly defended banana eating competition, hook a duck stalls, and the opportunity to bob for apples- using your feet, like a chimp!


Thanks to all those who came along, over £3000 was raised on the day! Monies raised were donated to the Ape Rescue Trust, a 100% fund used solely for the rescue & rehabiltation of primates.

Photos and sponsors of the day can be found here.

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