By Jim Durkin

STAFF at Dorset’s Monkey World ape rescue centre have welcomed their latest arrival, a chimpanzee saved from nine years of solitary confinement in the Lebanon.

Kiki, a female chimpanzee, was smuggled into the Lebanon and sold by African hunters after they brutally killed her family.

She was to spend almost a decade locked in a small cage on her own until Monkey World stepped-in earlier this month.

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