Who is she? The Anxious Mother
Special skills: Finding a quiet spot at feeding times to make sure she gets some nice bits!
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
Betty is a member of the Sanctuary’s only natural family group of capuchins, who arrived in March 2012. The group lived at an animal care college, but it had become apparent to the college that capuchin monkeys are unsuitable for students to gain hands-on animal care experience with and Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was asked to rehome them all.
Betty arrived with 2 youngsters, Amy and Pepper, but Pepper sadly passed away in November 2012 due to illness, despite the best efforts of experienced keepers and vets.
Betty is an anxious mother with a tendency to be a bit over-protective of her children. This, of course, is not helped by the fact that she is low-ranking in the group’s social hierarchy. Alpha female Sue and her son Banjo sometimes chase her to make sure she knows her place, but Betty is smart and she knows how to catch the eye of her keepers at feeding times to ensure that she doesn't lose out on any treats!
Despite the tragic loss of her baby, Betty has settled in well and is enjoying having access to large, natural enclosures and has built up lots of trust in her keepers.