Who are they? The Responsible Older Sister, the Playful Little Brother, and the Energetic Little Sister
Special skills? Foraging for tasty treats to eat!
Adopt Beattie, Finley and Freya
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 Beattie, Finley and Freya
Beattie was born into the pet trade in 2016, to a breeding pair of marmosets. Like the majority of marmoset births, Beattie was born a twin, but her sibling unfortunately passed away very early on and so Beattie was raised on her own. Finley and Freya were the next set of twins born to the breeding pair, but unfortunately, their owner split them from Beattie and their father, as they were worried about jealousy in such a small space. This is extremely unnatural for marmosets as the father does the majority of the care for their babies (aside from them getting their milk from their mum), and older siblings stick around to help care for new young to learn these skills for themselves, so this would have been an extremely stressful time for all of them, in adjacent bird-cages unable to get to each other.
Eventually Beattie, Finley, and Freya were put together in one of the tiny bird-cages. There was very little room for them to move, no ropes or branches to walk or swing on, and no substrate to forage through. When they first arrived at the Monkey Sanctuary, all three of them initially struggled with the complexity of their new enclosures as they had never moved around on anything but the cage bars before. Thankfully, their young ages meant that they were keen and energetic and before long they had all mastered the art of marmoset locomotion!
Beattie has taken on the role of family protector and always makes sure that her siblings are safe. From time to time she does like to indulge in a wrestling game with Finley and Freya, which they all love! They often spend hours chasing each other around and jumping into blanket hammocks for a play-wrestle! They do still have the odd sibling squabble though, and none of them are fond of sharing their food, so they tend to keep their distance from each other at feeding times.
Adopting Beattie, Finley and Freya means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Beattie, Finley and Freya 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.