Jim Michael Cronin

Jim Michael Cronin

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Death 17 Mar 2007 (aged 54)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes returned To England By His Wife.
Memorial ID 18540975 · View Source
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World Renowned Primate Rescuer. Operated Monkey World in England, a primate sanctuary.



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, he 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 an 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 Cronin is the son of Margaret and the late John Cronin.A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Paul's Church, 602 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made at www.monkeyworld.org.


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  • Created by: J Spencer
  • Added: 21 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18540975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Michael Cronin (15 Nov 1952–17 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18540975, ; Maintained by J Spencer (contributor 46618161) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes returned To England By His Wife..