Jim Cronin was the founder of Monkey World in Dorset in 1987. In 2006 he was awarded an honory MBE in 2006 and sadly died at the age of 55 in 2007 following a battle against liver cancer. One of my colleagues at M&M timber, Antony, knew him as we supplied some play equipment (for the children not the monkeys) about 20 years ago. The equipment is still there. I recall Antony calling Jim the mad American and he held him in high regard. This statue at monkey world is a fine memorial to a man who devoted so much time and energy to the rescue of apes and monkeys from the mistreatment by humans. His wife Dr Alison Cronin carries on the work and Monkey World is well worth a visit.