Who is she? The Quiet But Smart Capuchin
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 both have since sadly passed away. Despite the best efforts of experienced carers and vets, Pepper passed away in 2012 due to an illness, and Amy passed away in 2018 from rare complications with anaesthesia following a routine vet visit.
Betty's story is therefore one of true resilience and strength. She is a low-ranking female within the group, but she is very smart and she knows how to catch the eye of her carers at feeding times to ensure that she doesn't lose out on any treats! Despite the tragic loss of her children, she is a cheerful and active monkey who loves spending time amongst her extended family.
Adopting Betty means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Betty 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.