Our Pillars

Rescue / Rehabilitation

We rescue abused primates, rehabilitate them physically and mentally, and offer them a new life in a social family group

Research / Courses

We use behavioural research in order to monitor and improve the well-being of all rescued animals

Education / Awareness

We raise awareness for these endangered animals by explaining our work to the public through guided educational tours

News

Are you a responsible tourist?

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The planet is increasingly urbanized, many of us live far from nature and when we have free time and/or holidays we are attracted to the animal world. However…

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MONA at Digital Volunteer Day

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As every year, the Day of the Volunteers of “la Caixa” arrives, but this time, it will be a little different. On Saturday 27 June, the first Digital Volunteer Day will take place, an online meeting with a wide variety of interesting proposals and which all the volunteers will be able to access, from anywhere,30

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Long time no see!

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Phase 1 of decontamination, almost three months without seeing the primates. (Well, that’s not counting some video calls. Tears of joy with the little kisses that Juanito gave me through the screen). I get out of the car, my heart races “Is it possible that Charly is already recognizing me with the mask and sunglasses30

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Plans change

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As we have already announced a few months ago, the land that had been given to us in Porqueres-Banyoles will not be MONA’s final destination.

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New security measures for visitors after reopening

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To minimize the risks of visitors entering the rescue centre, we have adopted the following safety measures:

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COVID-19 and the new situation at MONA

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When news of the arrival of the new virus broke, we asked ourselves one question: can non-human primates be infected?

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Testimonial

"Spending a weekend at MONA for your birthday! Why not! At Mona everything is possible , even if it means to travel 1200km! An unforgettible memory thanks to all the team who made us fell part of the family!"

Begoña y Alberto, from Cádiz

( Working Holidays )

"I'm a big animal lover and this was a dream come true. Two unforgettable days that became one of the most beautiful experiences of my life."

Clara, from Huesca

( Working Holidays )

"With this experience I felt the essence and authenticity that our brothers, the nonhuman primates, remind us."

Silvia, from Barcelona

( Working Holidays )

"We spent here 2 wonderful days! We want to thank the MONA-Team for the nice treatment we received and want to congratulate them on their fantastic work. And also “thank you” to the chimps who accepted as very well!"

Magali & Thomas, from France

( Working Holidays )

"Great to see our fellow primates cared for with such meticulous concern for their physical and emotional needs."

Vanessa & Stephen, from England

( Working Holidays )

Josep said: “It's been the best present I have ever had, thank you Geni, thank you MONA. To love them, doesn´t mean to have them at home… let´s leave them at their place” Geni said: “MONA just gets you emotionally... it seems impossible...”

Geni & Josep, from Spain

( Working Holidays )

"It was a real privilege to see the other side of MONA and get hands on experience. I had so much fun here. It has more than affirmed what I already knew; that these chimps are given the best quality of life..."

Emma, from England

( Working Holidays )

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