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Monkey World - Woolly Tale

Duration: 1 x 52'

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This is the story of Monkey World's extraordinary efforts to care for one of the world's most endearing primates, the South American Woolly monkey.

For the last 20 years, Dr Alison Cronin and the Monkey World team have been caring for, and learning about, these beautiful but delicate primates. In that time the worldwide captive population has plummeted leaving Monkey World as the only place where they are still thriving.

We learn about this endangered species, known for their strong family bonds and meet the colourful characters who have captured the teams hearts. These fun loving, prehensile tailed forest dwellers are under threat in the wild, but in a bizarre twist of events they are now facing extinction even faster in captivity. 

We follow the teams work as they learn how to hand rear rejected woolly babies, from their first, Julio who then goes on to led his own group after moving to France. And Bueno Junior, who had a rough start after being born by emergency C section, who’s then successfully integrated back into a woolly family. 

There are three family groups at the park, all led by a dominant male, when much loved Bueno passes away it’s a fragile time for the Barn Woollies, but the park finds a new dominant male, Chippy who is in need of a new home. Woollies are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity, and park works hard to provide the right environment for them, this involves moving the primates to different groups to reduce stress, and even setting up a new bachelor group.

These fun loving, prehensile tailed forest dwellers are under threat in the wild, but in a bizarre twist of events they are now facing extinction even faster in captivity. 

 

 

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