Working for the Monkey Revolution... one banana at a time.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


My fellow monkeys.

Having successfully achieved the grade of Distinct Distinction in my Bachelor of Cheek degree, I have recently attended my graduation ceremony. I thought it would be inspiring for you to see the achievements of a simple floppy monkey after a period of hard study.

Remember, the revolution will need educated monkeys to run the simian society of tomorrow. Monkeys, get that education!

Comandante Monkey, BC (Hons)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Monkey Award!

My fellow monkeys, I am pleased to announce that Monkey World has won an award!

I can't think of a human founded organisation more deserving.

Full details from the Bournemouth Echo.

MONKEY World, the Wool primate rescue centre, has been honoured for its "selfless liberating and caring for our animal friends".

The unique Shining World Compassionate Award, from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, was presented to Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin on Thursday.

A cheque for $5,000 accompanied the plaque, which was presented by association representative Ruth Stannard.

Dr Cronin said: "It is just a fantastic award, one that recognises acts of kindness towards the animal kingdom, which at Monkey World we feel is really important.

"I am honoured and pleased, especially as this award is given for acts of kindness, which is something we need more of in the world."

Friday, April 04, 2008

New Monkey!

A new monkey has arrived! He is currently taking part in a training course before departing for his new home, where he will entertain and educate humans in the Way of the Monkey.

We wish him every success in his future life.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Revolutionary Funding

Comrade Monkeys.

Come the revolution, we will have access to the economic resources of the entire planet.

Until that glorious day arrives, we will have to raise revolutionary funds using our own means.

My simian friends, I have recently acquired a large monetary resource. I am currently in negotiation with an expert team of lawyers and financial advisers, with a view to setting up an investment program to manage the money wisely for our generation and monkeys to come.

In the meantime, please enjoy this image of your leader with this splendid resource.

Hasta la Banana!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Stationery Monkey

My fellow monkeys.

In drawing up our revolutionary plans, we often have need of large quantities of stationery supplies, and we want them available at a moment's notice. You never know when the time to strike will come!

Allow me to introduce Pencil Case Monkey. P.C. Monkey has been fully trained to store all manner of pencils, pens and short rulers (and we'll have some of them after the revolution!). His long slender body has been specially adapted for the job, and he'll be a very handy chap to have around in meetings.

We wish Pencil Case Monkey every success in his career.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Electromagnetic Protection

My fellow monkeys!

Those who oppose our simian revolution may attempt to infiltrate our minds with their propaganda.

To protect from such threats, I have developed a convenient - yet fashionable - brain shield.

I urge all monkeys and apes to adorn similar headgear when out on patrol!

Hasta la Banana!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Jim Cronin

Jim Cronin, a true friend of the monkeys, has died.

From the Monkey World site:


Jim Cronin

Jim Cronin died on March 17, 2007 at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, he has been a resident of Great Britain for more than two decades where he and his wife Alison have operated the internationally renowned ape rescue center, Monkey World, which works with governments around the world to halt the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. Jim was educated at St. Denis School and Lincoln High School in Yonkers.

During the past 20 years, Jim established himself as an international expert in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused primates, and the enforcement of international treaties aimed at protecting primates from illegal trade and experimentation. Jim founded Monkey World which he and Alison built from a small refuge to a 65 acre wildlife park that is home to more than 160 rescued primates of 16 different species and is rated as one of the most popular family destinations in England. Last year Jim was awarded the honor of Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Animal Welfare. The cable television channel Animal Planet has documented their frequent rescue missions and undercover investigations throughout Europe and Asia for the past 10 years in the series Monkey Business and will be airing new programs in the USA in the fall.

Jim had a passion for life and the conservation of wildlife that was an inspiration to all who knew him. His enthusiasm was infectious and he will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Jim’s legacy will continue under the guidance of his devoted wife, Dr Alison Cronin. Monkey World and the numerous projects Jim and Alison set up around the world will continue as a fitting memorial to a man whose life touched so many around the world.

Monkey World have set up a fund in memory of Jim to continue his legacy and all donations should be made payable to the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund and sent to Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH.

We thank everyone for their continuing support.

I encourage all monkeys and their human friends to support the fund.

Jim, who brought life and joy to so many monkeys and apes, will be sadly missed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Book Monkey Nominated for Award

Great news about our comrade Book Monkey. His shop has been shortlisted for an award. See this article for details.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tea Monkey

Some great Monkey merchandise is available from the PG Tips shop.
There's even a revolutionary T-Shirt:
Ah, definitely a monkey after my own heart.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

House of the Orange Monkey

My fellow monkeys, one of our very handsome colleagues (well, he is an orange monkey!) has an excellent website that you will find touching, entertaining and educational.

Please visit him at The House of the Orange Monkey.

His journey has been a fascinating one, and I urge all monkeys to heed his tale.