We have a huge shopping list to ensure all 260 primates at the park are healthy and well. If you would like to support us by donating any food during your visit, or in a cardboard box appeal, we’d really appreciate the items listed below.
If you are further afield, but would still like to help, we update our Amazon wishlist regularly with all the items needed at the park. These range from the ever needed insects and seeds for our small monkey groups, to nuts and kongs for the apes, and even training pouches for our primate care team during operant conditioning training sessions.
All items purchased from our wishlist are delivered directly to the park, so please remember to include your contact details in the Gift Note section. We can then let you know your goodies have safely arrived, and thank you for them!
Fruit & Veg
Donations of fruit and vegetables enable us to reduce costs on our weekly shopping bill, enabling us to rescue and rehabilitate more primates, however this list is not exclusive and we try to give the primates here at the park as much variety as possible.
variety of lettuce
variety of berries
Toys & Baskets
Our smaller monkeys enjoy nesting inside baskets, small to medium size suit them best – however they do need to be quite robust!
Heavy Duty dog toys are a real favourite amongst the primates. Kong toys or feeding balls filled with hidden treats and vegetables provide the apes and monkeys with a good source of enrichment.
Vitamins & Supplements
Evening Primrose Oil (500mg/1000mg).
Vitamin C tablets (60mg).
Abidec Vitamin Drops.
Fundraising & Donations
Ape Rescue Trust
One of the best ways to support our work here at Monkey World is by adopting a primate. All funds raised from adoptions go directly into the Ape Rescue Trust, a 100% fund used solely for rescuing and rehabilitating primates in need, with no administration costs removed.
Jim Cronin Memorial Fund
(UK Registered Charity Number 1126939)
Monkey World has established a charity in memory of its founder, Jim Cronin MBE, to continue his legacy and fund the rescue, rehabiliation, conservation and care of primates. Donations can be made payable to the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund and sent to Jim Cronin Memorial Fund, Hethfelton House, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HS. You may also make a donation online at www.justgiving.com/tjcmf. If you would like to specify your legacy or donation is directed towards work at Monkey World alone please give instructions to that effect.
Endangered Asian Species Trust
(UK Registered Charity Number: 1115350)
EAST was established in 2008 to support the work Monkey World started in Vietnam, rescuing, rehabiltating and releasing endangered primates who were victim to the black market trade.
Its flagship project is the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam, which prepares rescued loris, golden-cheeked gibbons and black-shanked doucs for re-release into the wild.