Who is she? The Grand Dame of the Capuchins
Special skills: Blagging grapes from the carers!
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
Gizzie arrived at our Sanctuary in 2010 after being kept as a pet in a breezeblock outbuilding for many years. The cold, damp conditions had left her crippled by arthritis, barely able to use her hands and a third of her tail was missing. After just a few weeks of specialist care and medication, she improved dramatically and now her condition is carefully managed, allowing her to get around her enclosures easily and pain-free. She just loves to snuggle up inside a cosy heated room in winter, but she also loves sunbathing and foraging around in the greenery in the warmer weather. A fan of the slower pace of life, she still maintains a close relationship with her grown up daughter, Kiwi. A rare luxury amongst ex-pet monkeys.
Adopting Gizzie means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Gizzie 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 life’s as peoples pets) have a home for life. There are no real life monkeys being put in the post. You will not receive an actual monkey.