Monkey World is excited to share that one of the first members of its orangutan crèche, Hsiao-Ning, has become a mother herself! Hsiao-Ning, meaning triumphant, was born at Monkey World to Bornean orangutans RoRo and Tuan, but as RoRo had been smuggled from the wild as an infant, and not raised by her mother, she
Monkey World Moves Infant Orang-Utan To Europe’s Only Orang-Utan Crèche With VIP Status Throughout The Journey
Monkey Word has welcomed a new orang-utan this week, 21-month-old Bornean orang-utan Loren, and given her a new adopted family. Born in Moscow Zoo, Loren was sadly rejected at birth by her mother and was hand-reared during the first months of her life by the Moscow keepers, while her move to Monkey World was arranged.
This afternoon, ministers will meet to debate the plight of pet monkeys in the UK, following a petition demanding “Welfare for Wildlife”, handed into Downing St. by Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin, MP Richard Drax and musician Peter Gabriel. With over 110,000 signatures, the petition campaigns for a change in the law to the
Wild orang-utans suffered yet another blow recently, as it was announced on the IUCN red list of threatened species that the Bornean orang-utan’s status has been upgraded to critically endangered. The Bornean orang-utan now joins his Sumatran cousin in this category, meaning they are at extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. The
On Wednesday April 20th at 2.30 pm Dr Alison Cronin, Director of Monkey World, joined by musician and activist, Peter Gabriel and South Dorset MP, Richard Drax, presented a petition of 110,764 signatures to Number 10, Downing Street calling for the Government to ensure that monkeys kept as pets, in a legal British pet trade,