Name: Gucci

Species: Hybrid Capuchin (Cebus hybrid

Who is she? The Trouble Maker

Special skills: Being everyones favourite!

Adopt Gucci




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 vital work of our charity and enabling us to protect primates and their habitats worldwide. The monkeys featured in the symbolic adoption scheme reside at Wild Futures’ The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall, UK, where they all have a home for life. Adopters become part of a proud, extended family of supporters who are a part of each individual’s lives through visits, updates and photos. We are committed to giving the monkeys we have rescued the most natural life possible, amongst company of their own kind in species specific territories. The generous contributions from adopters help us to help them recover from the mental and physical trauma they have suffered in their former lives as someone’s pet, and simply learn how to just be a monkey. Each monkey is unique with their own stories and personalities, so please do spend some time reading through their profiles.

International adoption packs will be sent digitally, direct to your inbox. If you would like a physical pack, please email [email protected] to discuss options.

As an adopter, you will receive:

  • A personalised certificate of your adoption
  • A photo of your adopted monkey
  • Your adopted monkey’s story
  • Species factsheet
  • Wild Futures newsletters twice a year (sent digitally or physically)
  • Discounted entry fee into The Monkey Sanctuary
  • A cuddly monkey toy (optional and for physical packs only)

About Gucci

Name: Gucci

Species: Hybrid Capuchin (Cebus hybrid)

Who is she? The Trouble Maker

Special skills: Being everyone's favourite!

Gucci arrived at Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary in 2011 with two other monkeys. As is all too often the case, not much of her past is known, but it is clearly evident that she was born into the UK primate pet trade as her parents belonged to different species of capuchins that would never interbreed in the wild. Gucci looks a little different because she has a cleft lip and palate, meaning it is very likely that her mother didn't receive the appropriate nutrition whilst pregnant. Sadly, this is very common as breeders have little knowledge about the monkeys they keep, or simply do not care enough. 

Due to having been deprived of a natural social life in her younger and impressionable years, and having likely been forcibly removed from her mother as an infant, Gucci can be an introverted and anxious character. She initially struggled to socialise with the other monkeys, but is now an integral member of our weeper capuchin group. She particularly loves new enrichment and, despite her insecurities, her social skills have hugely improved and she often plays games with her friend, Chanel. She still sometimes covers up her anxiety with aggression, but Gucci is a real character at The Monkey Sanctuary and has overcome so many hardships in her life. We're so proud of her!

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 territory 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 Gucci means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Gucci 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.


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.