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Name: Banjo

Species: Capuchin

Who is he? The Brave Alpha

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

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

Adopting

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

Name: Banjo

Species: Capuchin

Who is he? The Brave Alpha

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

Banjo is a member of the Sanctuary’s only natural family group of capuchins, who arrived in March 2012. The group were living at an animal care college in the UK, but by 2012, it had become apparent to the college that capuchin monkeys, as they are wild animals, are unsuitable for students to gain hands-on animal care experience with. So Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was asked to rehome them all. Banjo was born at the college on 23rd March 2009 to Sue and Elvis - 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 saved 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 male who shows a great interest in group politics. When the carers are trying to move members of his 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, which means you will not receive any real animals in the post! Monkeys are wild animals – not domesticated pets.

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