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
Chanel was taken from her mother as a tiny baby to be hand-reared and kept as a pet with another monkey named Coco. They were later confiscated after Coco escaped from the dog-kennel they were being kept in and it was found that their owner didn’t have the correct license to keep them. They both came to live at our Sanctuary in 2003.
On arrival, Chanel, known as "Nelly", was underweight and frightened. She displayed severe stereotypical behaviours such as teeth grinding, hand-clapping, and jumping up and down; a testament to her old life. Chanel has since improved physically and psychologically and she now flourishes with the specialist care she receives. Her friend Coco has since passed away, but she lives happily in our very social weeper capuchin group. Her carers find that she is usually the first to bed, always with one of her fleecy blankets in tow!
Adopting Chanel means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Chanel 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.