Names: Finley and Freya

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The Playful Brother and The Energetic Sister

Special skills? Foraging for tasty treats to eat!

Adopt Finley and Freya


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 Finley and Freya

Names: Finley and Freya

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The Playful Brother and The Energetic Sister

Special skills? Foraging for tasty treats to eat!

Finley and Freya are twins who were born into the UK primate pet trade in 2017. Shortly after their birth, their owner split them from their older sister, Beattie, and their father as they were worried about jealousy in such a small space. This is extremely unnatural for marmosets as the father provides the majority of care for the babies, whilst older siblings get involved in helping with their care and learning natural life skills. They lived in adjacent bird-cages, unable to reach each other, so this would have been an extremely stressful time for all of them.

Eventually, siblings Beattie, Finley and Freya were put together. There was very little room for them to move, no ropes or branches to walk or swing on, and no substrate to forage through. Thankfully, their owner wanted a more natural life for them so contacted us, and we rehomed the entire family. When they first arrived at the 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 were all well on their way to mastering the art of being a marmoset!

Finley and Freya love to play wrestling games with each other, but are always quick to snuggle in a blanket hammock for some quiet time. 

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 Finley and Freya means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give them 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 Finley or Freya.


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.