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Who is he? The Brave Youngster

Special skills: Always being at the front row at feeding times 

Adopt Banjo


Please note that overseas adoptions cannot be paid for by monthly direct debit. You can pay annually via credit/debit card.


Adopting a monkey with Wild Futures really is a gift with a difference. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or another, you will be supporting the work of our charity and enabling us to protect primates and their habitats worldwide. The monkeys featured in the adoption scheme reside at projects run by Wild Futures. Each monkey is unique with their own characters and personalities so please do check out their monkey pictures and profiles. As a Monkey adopter you will receive:

  • A cuddly monkey toy (optional)
  • Personalised certificate of your adoption
  • Photo of your adopted monkey
  • Your monkey’s story
  • Species factsheet
  • Wild Futures newsletters throughout the year
  • Discounted entry fee to our Monkey Sanctuary

About Banjo

Banjo’s parents, Sue and Elvis, lived at an Animal Care College, but by 2012 it was apparent to the college that the capuchin group was unsuitable for students to practise hands-on animal care on and Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was asked to rehome the whole group. Banjo was born at the college as the first of four youngsters.

On the way to his new home in Cornwall, Banjo paid a visit to the Sanctuary’s veterinary for a thorough health check - and to have a vasectomy. The Sanctuary has a non-breeding policy as we do not believe primates should be bred to spend their lives in captivity and at three years of age Banjo was old enough to have the procedure at the same time as his vet check, something which will save him an extra vet trip in the future.

Banjo’s mum, Sue, is a high ranking member of the group and Banjo has inherited his position from her. He is a naturally confident young male who shows a great interest in group politics. When the carers are trying to move members of this group to enable the cleaning routine to take place, Banjo is often acting as helpful 'police'; shuffling unwilling members of the group out of areas to be emptied. 

Adopting Banjo means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Banjo the best life possible. Your adoption also enables Wild Futures to continue its vital work campaigning for an end to the primate pet trade in the UK and abroad.

PLEASE NOTE: Our adoptions are purely symbolic and are a great way to support our sanctuary, where the monkeys shown on our website (who have been rescued from traumatic lives as peoples pets) have a home for life.

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