Monkey Life series 12 returns to our screens on Freeview channel Pick in December, with the much-anticipated catch up of all the rescues and daily dramas at the world’s biggest primate rescue centre. Based at Monkey World, Dorset, the documentary follows Dr Alison Cronin and the team, as she rescues primates in need from around the world, and rehabilitates them into groups of their own kind. At the centre, they have a safe, stable home for life.
The programme is one of the longest-running docu-soaps on TV, as its former incarnation, Monkey Business first appeared on screens in 1998. Nicknamed by staff “Beast-enders”, the series won a place in the public’s hearts with its fascinating, and often tragic insight into monkey and ape rescues.
Series 12 introduces us to Hujan, a baby orangutan who joined Monkey World after being rejected by his own mother, births of woolly monkeys and endangered slow loris, and the incredible rescue of a chimpanzee from Thailand which was 15 years in the making.
Filmed over a year, the series takes the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster, from the woolly monkey group celebrating new arrivals to tense rescue operations, and the daily antics of familiar faces followers of the series will know well!
Monkey Life series 12 will be shown on Freeview channel Pick at 7 pm, every Sunday from 1st December 2019.
To celebrate the start of series 12, Monkey World is running a competition to win a VIP tour for 2 around Monkey World, with access to the towers where Monkey Life is filmed, and the chance to meet some of the Monkey World team!
To enter, simply comment on our Facebook post and tag who you would like to join you. We’ll announce the winner on December 2nd. Good luck!
Full details on Monkey Life page.