It is a sad fact that humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years, unless we work to protect them now.
48% of primate species face exinction - threats include habitat destruction and illegal bush meat trade.
The Aspinall Foundation are devoted to saving rare and endangered animals, returning them to protected areas in the wild.
The charity manages Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent which are very different from conventional zoo’s.
It is not always possible to return animals to the wild, and sometimes the only hope for the long term survival is to be able to live and breed in conditions as close to their natural environment as possible.