Fundació Mona Riudellots de la Selva

The MONA Foundation is a non-profit organization created to put an end to illegal trafficking and mistreatment of primates in captivity and denounce their current situation of risk of extinction. It has established one of the few rescue centers in Europe that provides a lifelong home for rescued primates.

The animals that come to the MONA Foundation were circus artists, television artists, advertising models or even pets. The isolation, loneliness and mistreatment they receive in these environments generate physical and psychological problems.

MONA offers these primates a second chance to live as a family with their peers and in an environment that encourages their natural behavior and recovery.

At MONA they work to make everyone who visits their center aware of the importance of conserving and protecting nature and biodiversity. To help society become aware of the impact of our daily actions and how we can contribute to reversing the situation in which primates find themselves.


On weekends and holidays, visits are made for the GENERAL PUBLIC, with the aim of educating and raising awareness.

GUIDED TOUR FOR ADULTS: recommended from 12 years old.

It begins with an audiovisual that introduces the work of MONA and the main problems suffered by primates. Then, accompanied by an educator, a tour of the rescue center facilities is made, where the chimpanzees, their stories, their characteristics and the problems that have led them to MONA will be known.

GUIDED VISIT FOR CHILDREN: recommended for families with children from 4 years old.

It begins with the explanation of "El Cuento de Bongo", the story of one of the chimpanzees rescued by MONA. Then, accompanied by an educator, there is a tour of the center's facilities where families can meet Bongo and the rest of the primates that live in the rescue center.

It is essential to make a PRIOR RESERVATION on the Fundación MONA website.



With more than 20 years of experience in the world of education, the guided tours are adapted to the age of the students, for infants, primary, secondary and high school.

The face-to-face educational experience focuses on a talk, a visit to the center's facilities and different workshops appropriate to each of the educational cycles.


Innovative project designed to bring environmental education to all primary, ESO and high school classrooms, live from the rescue center.

The virtual educational experience focuses on the "Hour of the Expert", interactive connections with educators where the contents of the activity will be developed. Using live images of the animals rescued by MONA and other audiovisual materials, a unique approach to issues such as the conservation of the planet or evolution is achieved.

More information and reservations on the web


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