Who is she? Queen of the Black Capped Capuchins
Special skills: Hunting and catching birds
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
Jackie was initially thought to be a male and was sold into the pet trade by a zoo to a gentleman who wanted to breed off his two female capuchins. For the next 17 years they lived together in a converted garage, with a tiny outdoor space where Jackie was known as ‘Jacko’. When their previous owner contacted us to take them on, Jackie’s first change in her new life was a name change from Jacko to Jackie! On arrival at our Sanctuary, Jackie was underweight and displayed neurotic behaviours such has head twisting and pacing, due to being kept in a small space for so many years. Due to a poor diet she also developed type 2 diabetes and needs medication twice daily to control her condition. Despite this, she settled fantastically well and is now the much respected alpha female of one of our small capuchin groups, with her old life as a pet behind her.
Adopting Jackie means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Jackie 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.