Names: Coco and Kiki

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The King and Queen of the Marmosets

Special skills: Leaping from branch to branch

Adopt Coco and Kiki


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


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 Coco and Kiki

Names: Coco and Kiki

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The King and Queen of the Marmosets

Special skills: Leaping from branch to branch

Coco and Kiki were rescued together having been kept as pets for a number of years. They arrived at the Monkey Sanctuary in March 2017; making them the first marmosets to ever be given a forever home by Wild Futures! Coco was born in 2015, specifically to be sold into the primate pet trade. He was kept alone for the first year of his life before his owners bought Kiki to keep him company. Because of this time spent alone, Coco is not as confident as Kiki is and doesn’t always handle social situations correctly, but Kiki is always there to give him some gentle but firm reassurance whenever necessary! 

Coco is the quieter one of the pair, often watching Kiki take the first steps in trying something new. He has a very sweet nature, but will protect his friend whenever he feels threatened. Kiki is very much the leader of the pair, and in her opinion, the leader of all the monkeys at the sanctuary - despite weighing only 400g! Her confidence continues to grow by the day and she is always eager to explore new things. Coco and Kiki love spending time together playing and wrestling, as well as sleeping curled up together in the sunshine!

Primates are intelligent and sociable animals and being kept as pets is a lonely, under-stimulating existence that can lead to abnormal behaviours. These behaviours may remain with the monkeys for the rest of their lives. But with enough environmental stimulation, social company, and lots of space with access to branches and trees, we can help these monkeys recover and offer them a stable, stimulating, and social life at the Sanctuary.

Adopting Coco and Kiki means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Coco and Kiki 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.

Adopters will receive a photo of either Coco or Kiki. 


Our adoptions are purely symbolic, which means you will not receive any real animals in the post! Monkeys are wild animals – not domesticated pets.

The need for rescue and rehabilitation of primates from private ownership:

  • There are at least 5,000 privately owned primates in the UK
  • All monkeys are wild animals and inherently unsuitable for keeping in domestic situations.
  • UK law allows for the legal keeping of primates as pets, despite lack of recognised care standards and insufficient enforcement of licensing laws, leading to many pet primates being kept in inadequate conditions.
  • Lack of adequate species knowledge, diet, veterinary care, social opportunity and space leads to mental, physical and emotional suffering for pet primates.

How our sanctuary meets their needs:

  • We guarantee a home for life for all rescued monkeys.
  • We give individuals the opportunity to socialise and form natural bonds with other monkeys.
  • We provide an expert team of carers with the relevant skills to meet the complex physical, social and emotional needs of each individual.
  • We have a high carer-to-monkey ratio which ensures that all needs are met, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our charity receives no government funding, so financial support is vital to allow us to continue our important work.

By purchasing a symbolic monkey adoption, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.