• 80%
    4 votes
  • Rate this show
    What did you think?
  • 43
    watchers
  • 3.1k
    plays
  • 9.5k
    collected
  • 72
    lists
PosterPoster

Monkey Life

All Episodes

Advertisement
D 05
Hide ads with
VIP
  • Returning Series
  • Channel 5, Pick
  • 2007-08-13T00:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 18 hours, 0 mins (84 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
Advertisement
M 03
Hide ads with
VIP
Series following the day-to-day lives of the monkeys, chimps, orangutans and apes that live in one of the largest primate rescue centre in the world, the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.
Advertisement
D 02
Hide ads with
VIP
Advertisement
M 05
Hide ads with
VIP

192 episodes

A special look into how Jim and Alison Cronin created the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset as a sanctuary for abused and neglected primates.

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2007-08-13T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Manager Jeremy has his hands full with the nursery group of chimps, and gives them a treat which is also good for them. Meanwhile, the staff worry about a rare newborn woolly monkey when it is rejected by its mother.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2007-08-14T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Staff members at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset face a big challenge as they attempt to move four chimps into a new enclosure during the park's biggest revamp to date. We also meet hand-reared chimps Rodders and Ash who have breakfast at their keepers homes.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2007-08-15T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Keeper Mike travels to Moscow to meet an orphaned baby orangutan named Joly who needs a new home. Meanwhile chimpanzee Eddi has a tantrum in Paddy's chimp group.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2007-08-16T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Joly arrives at the park, but someone isn't pleased to see her. Orangutan Roro gives birth to her second daughter and all the signs look good that the baby will be cared for by mum.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2007-08-17T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Chimpanzee needs dental surgery. Roro's baby has to be taken away to be hand-reared. And Seamus moves back to the nursery as he didn't make any friends in Hananyas group.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2007-08-20T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jim and Alison travel to Hungary to rescue a stump-tailed macaque that has been locked in a pet shop cage for 20 years, and two new chimps become hooligans when they join a boisterous group of bachelors.

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2007-08-21T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Staff members try to pull off a first by finding a surrogate mother to take care of a newborn orang-utan, while Patricia is pursued by an alpha male in Hananya's group.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2007-08-22T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Joline is struck down by a mystery illness, the bachelor group of male chimps causes trouble and, after 20 years in a cage, macaque Koko is introduced to the great outdoors.

1x09 Episode 9

  • 2007-08-23T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Koko acquires a companion after 20 years living in a pet shop, while Dinda is about to embark on a new life with her orang-utan family. Two golden-cheeked gibbons welcome their new arrival, which presents an ideal opportunity for staff to observe the development of the endangered breed.

1x10 Episode 10

  • 2007-08-24T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Baby woolly monkey Julio prepares to leave his life among humans. There's also a shocking exit from the park for a capuchin monkey family who, 18 months after their rescue, have to leave because of a court order.

1x11 Episode 11

  • 2007-08-28T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jim and Alison travel to Cancun in Mexico to collect a three-year-old chimp named Bryan, who has been mistreated by his owner. An adult chimp is suffering at the hands of the same keeper, and Alison endeavours to persuade the authorities to help her rescue this animal as well.

1x12 Episode 12

  • 2007-08-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bryan settles into his new home after a long journey from Mexico and one of his first tasks is to learn how to peel fruit. Fellow chimp Joline raises concerns when it is revealed she is suffering from aching joints, hair loss and a lack of appetite. Medical tests prove inconclusive so she is sent for exploratory surgery.

1x13 Episode 13

  • 2007-08-30T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The vets examine 17-year-old chimpanzee Freddie, who is lacking his usual zest for life, and use a fibre-optic camera to look inside his intestines and identify the problem. Meanwhile, staff are delighted when Pip and Ben show signs of confidence by venturing outside the nursery for the first time.

1x14 Episode 14

  • 2007-08-31T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jim comes to the aid of Charlie, who is being picked on by the other males in the group. Bryan the chimp meets his foster mother, Sally, but the team is unsure how he will cope.

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2008-05-12T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bryan will meet Seamus for the first time and baby Orang-utan Dinda will move into the nursery with the other young Orang-utans.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2008-05-13T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy travels to a zoo in France to pick up young Orang-utan Lingga, and a treat in Paddy's group causes chaos.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2008-05-14T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Orang-utan Lingga has arrived at Monkey World from a zoo in Paris, and Bryan undergoes a dental operation.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2008-05-15T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Joly becomes jealous when Lingga is introduced to the Orang-utan nursery, and the bachelor boys are given blankets to play with. Jimmy has a very series leg infection and John Lewis is called in to take a look at it.

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2008-05-16T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy goes in with Jimmy to help with his leg wound, which is a huge risk for Jeremy, and Hsiao-Ning gets hyperactive after some fruit.

2x06 Episode 6

  • 2008-05-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Bryan learns a painful lesson when he goes outside and encounters the electric fence for the first time. Woolly monkey Julio takes his first steps outside, and there could possibly be another pregnancy in Paddy's group.

2x07 Episode 7

  • 2008-05-20T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The team are worried about the safety of a new woolly monkey. Dinda does quite well outside in the Orang-utan enclosure, but stump-tailed macaque Koko does not seem to be doing so well in her outside area.

2x08 Episode 8

  • 2008-05-21T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Seamus is hassling newcomer Bryan in the nursery. The keepers must decide what to do with a new woolly monkey born at the park and a decision must be made about Charlie's future in the Bachelor group.

2x09 Episode 9

  • 2008-05-22T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Seamus and Bryan start to get make friends, but it isn't long before they start annoying each other again, and some of the gibbons are being moved around between their enclosures.

2x10 Episode 10

  • 2008-05-23T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In this episode we go to Vietnam to find out about a sanctuary being built to accommodate and protect rare Gibbons.

2x11 Episode 11

  • 2008-05-26T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

At the rescue centre in Vietnam, the first Gibbon arrives. In Dorset, one of the females in Paddy's group gives birth, and the bachelor group are up to their usual tricks.

2x12 Episode 12

  • 2008-05-27T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Introductions are made in the Chimpanzee groups, and the Gibbons are due a change too. A rescue mission in Chile is organised.

2x13 Episode 13

  • 2008-05-28T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A baby woolly monkey meets is own kind, and Seamus is starting to mature in the nursery group. Gordon and Aris meet, when Aris is moved out of the Orang-utan nursery.

2x14 Episode 14

  • 2008-05-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Problems arise with the Chilean rescue mission, Seamus is causing problems again in the nursery group and Susie takes her new baby outside for the first time

2x15 Episode 15

  • 2008-05-30T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jimmy has his leg checked out by John Lewis, Rodders has a problem with his teeth, and problems persist with the Chilean rescue effort.

3x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2009-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x02 Episode 2

  • 2009-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x03 Episode 3

  • 2009-03-11T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x04 Episode 4

  • 2009-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x05 Episode 5

  • 2009-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x06 Episode 6

  • 2009-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x07 Episode 7

  • 2009-03-17T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x08 Episode 8

  • 2009-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

3x09 Episode 9

  • 2009-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2010-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x02 Episode 2

  • 2010-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x03 Episode 3

  • 2010-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x04 Episode 4

  • 2010-12-23T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x05 Episode 5

  • 2010-12-24T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x06 Episode 6

  • 2011-01-04T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x07 Episode 7

  • 2011-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x08 Episode 8

  • 2011-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x09 Episode 9

  • 2011-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

4x17 Episode 17

  • 2011-01-26T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Vet Mike tailors a designer jacket for capuchin Bruce, baby Tia-Nang tries to prove to her mother she is a grown-up, and Marina from the sister sanctuary in Vietnam checks on the progress of the golden-cheeked gibbons.

4x18 Episode 18

  • 2011-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alison Cronin goes undercover to save a chimp forced to work as a photographer's prop in Turkey, and turns to her Dorset MP for help.

4x19 Episode 19

  • 2011-03-02T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The world's oldest woolly monkey Xuzie is diagnosed with depression, while concerns remain over Trudy the chimp. At the orang-utan enclosure, there is great excitement over Hsiao-Quai's early delivery.

4x20 Episode 20

  • no air date — 30 mins

Staff grow anxious when orang-utan Hsiao-quai refuses to bring her newborn baby indoors during a storm. Ailing chimp Trudy's condition starts to improve when she begins a strict new diet and 38-year-old Xuzie, the world's oldest woolly monkey, gets a treat of giant locusts to help build up her strength.

5x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

5x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x11 Episode 11

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x12 Episode 12

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x13 Episode 13

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x14 Episode 14

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x15 Episode 15

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x16 Episode 16

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x17 Episode 17

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x18 Episode 18

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x19 Episode 19

  • no air date — 30 mins

5x20 Episode 20

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

6x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x11 Episode 11

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x12 Episode 12

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x13 Episode 13

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x14 Episode 14

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x15 Episode 15

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x16 Episode 16

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x17 Episode 17

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x18 Episode 18

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x19 Episode 19

  • no air date — 30 mins

6x20 Episode 20

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

7x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x11 Episode 11

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x12 Episode 12

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x13 Episode 13

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x14 Episode 14

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x15 Episode 15

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x16 Episode 16

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x17 Episode 17

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x18 Episode 18

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x19 Episode 19

  • no air date — 30 mins

7x20 Episode 20

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2015-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alison and Jeremy rescue two marmosets mistaken for capuchin monkeys in Liverpool

8x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

Chaos reigns at the capuchin house when Winslow's group have a weigh-in. Meanwhile, there is dissent in the ranks when chimp Tikko appears to challenge Hananya for leadership.

8x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

Five-year-old Jin leaves home and joins the orang-utan nursery. Meanwhile, troublemaker chimp Bart is up to his usual mischief when Paddy's group are given sacks full of treats.

8x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison and Jeremy head to Germany to collect a lonely stumpie called Floh. Back in Dorset, the chimp team suspects Cherri might be pregnant.

8x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

Chimp Tikko undergoes surgery when he gets a tooth infection, newcomer Floh meets leader Sam, and golden- cheeked gibbon Tien is on the look-out for a mate.

8x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison agrees to take in a neglected marmoset. Baby Leo is brought to the park by the RSPCA and is in a dreadful state, leaving staff unsure as to whether he will survive.

8x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

Golden-cheeked gibbon Tien finally meets his new mate, Kim, but the course of true love does not run smoothly. Meanwhile, naughty chimp Rodders pushes Lulu to the limit.

8x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

Excitement is in store at Hananya's enclosure when chimp Cherri gives birth to twins. Elsewhere, woolly monkey Pacaja takes a shine to leader Oaska.

8x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

Gordon's orang-utans swap houses with Sally's chimps, but the task of switching habitats proves to be a mammoth operation involving the veterinary team and the primate care staff.

8x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

Everything changes for Lulu, Rodders, Ash, Brian and Sally, who now have other chimps living nearby. Meanwhile, baby marmoset Leo is finally well enough to meet his new housemates.

8x11 Episode 11

  • no air date — 30 mins

Hananya's chimps are subdued when Cherri loses one of her newborn twins. Elsewhere, a fight breaks out at the lemur enclosure when two new arrivals are given a rough welcome.

8x12 Episode 12

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison and wildlife vet John Lewis travel to Monkey World's sister sanctuary in Vietnam to release two golden-cheeked gibbons back into the wild.

8x13 Episode 13

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x14 Episode 14

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x15 Episode 15

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x16 Episode 16

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x17 Episode 17

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x18 Episode 18

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x19 Episode 19

  • no air date — 30 mins

8x20 Episode 20

  • no air date — 30 mins

9x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2016-11-06T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The ninth season of the insightful documentary following the daily dramas of caring for 240 cheeky primates at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre.

9x02 Episode 2

  • 2016-11-06T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The ninth season of the insightful documentary following the daily dramas of caring for 240 cheeky primates at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre.

10x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

10x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

Woolly monkey Piquita may be expecting a new arrival, while Marmosets Hazel and Solomon meet a new arrival themselves. The park receives five unusual nocturnal guests.

10x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

There's a special delivery as Alison goes to collect a group of five loris, all the way from Hong Kong, and orang Gordon shows off his skills on the high wire.

10x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

Orang-utan Lucky is moving home while young woolly monkey Lucas is causing concern. Little chimp Thelma is up to her usual tricks.

10x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

There's a woolly bundle of joy for Pacaja, but is it a son or a daughter? The slow loris demonstrate just how they got their name when the team try to weigh them.

10x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

Jeremy heads to Belgium to collect two new stumpies. The team get ready to say farewell to two much-loved gibbons, and young chimp Thelma gets the brush off.

10x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

There's concern for elderly saki monkey Jethro, who needs surgery on his tail. Hot potatoes are served up with soup as the chimps get a winter warmer to start the day.

10x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

Two golden-cheeked gibbons head off for a new life in France. Two stumpie arrivals from Belgium meet some of their new housemates.

10x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

Golden-cheeked gibbons Mikado and Tia Nang arrive in France to start a new life together. Pumpkin the spider monkey finds grabbing a fruity treat is just plum easy.

10x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

Flirty capuchin Phoenix convinces dominant male Erico she only has eyes for him, but it's his watermelon she's really after.

10x11 Episode 11

  • no air date — 30 mins

There's sadness as chimp Paddy, one of the park's most iconic characters, passes away but also happy memories of a much-loved primate.

10x12 Episode 12

  • no air date — 30 mins

The bachelor boy golden-cheeked gibbons try out their new home for the first time. Young orang Awan makes a new friend and Tuan shows he's a gentle giant.

10x13 Episode 13

  • no air date — 30 mins

There's a new baby woolly monkey, but it looks like the team will have to be mum. It's moving day for the slow loris and ring-tailed lemur Al gets to meet some the gang.

10x14 Episode 14

  • no air date — 30 mins

Can new mum Ayla be persuaded to accept her newborn baby? Chimp Jestah gets a health check and golden-cheeked gibbons Peanut and Pung Yo enjoy a seasonal treat.

10x15 Episode 15

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison and wildlife vet John Lewis visit the park's sister sanctuary in Vietnam, and there's a possible new home for golden-cheeked gibbons Nha and Cu Chi.

10x16 Episode 16

  • no air date — 30 mins

A wild gibbon is on the attack as Alison and the team carry out health checks at a Vietnamese national park, and Marina tracks a wild loris through the forest.

10x17 Episode 17

  • no air date — 30 mins

It's another small primate rescue for Alison. This time Frank - a Geoffroy's marmoset. There's an epic fail for Bruce the slow loris as female Bu rejects him.

11x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

Jeremy comes to the rescue of three squirrel monkeys while Sonny's capuchin group test out their revamped enclosure.

11x02 Episode 2

  • no air date — 30 mins

Health checks on the new three rescued squirrel monkeys cause concern. Baby orangutan Mimi takes her next step to becoming a full member of the nursery group.

11x03 Episode 3

  • no air date — 30 mins

The vets are called over concerns for the health of young chimp, Bart. The woolly monkey move continues with eleven of the primates swapping homes in one day.

11x04 Episode 4

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison responds to a request from the police to rescue a neglected marmoset. The siamang gibbons have a training session and it's pumpkins in the mist for the chimps.

11x05 Episode 5

  • no air date — 30 mins

Orangutan Oshine is under the weather and gets a little TLC from Jeremy. It's a vet visit for loris Bruce, after the team find a lump on the side of his face.

11x06 Episode 6

  • no air date — 30 mins

An attempted coup at Malagasy leaves lemur Indiana feeling frozen out. New marmoset Amy needs a family, but will the whole household accept her?

11x07 Episode 7

  • no air date — 30 mins

Alison is in the Lebanon to rescue two rare, endangered, guenon monkeys who were illegally smuggled from the wild. Back at the park, the chimps enjoy a wobbly treat.

11x08 Episode 8

  • no air date — 30 mins

Guenon monkeys, Benny and Nia finally arrive at Monkey World and get to see their new home. A vet is called in to get to the bottom of chimp Freddy's uncomfortable problem.

11x09 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

Rescued marmoset Amy has her day in court while elderly golden-cheeked gibbon Alex causes concern. For the squirrel monkeys, the chase is on for a sweet treat.

11x10 Episode 10

  • no air date — 30 mins

It's dentist day for ring-tailed lemur Houdini and stump-tailed macaque Maureen. Benny and Nia meet The Odd Couple and the primate care staff name Xingu's baby.

Advertisement
D 01
Hide ads with
VIP
Advertisement
M 03
Hide ads with
VIP
Loading...