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Name: Jackie

Species: Capuchin

Who is she? Queen of the Black Capped Capuchins

Special skills: Leading through friendship

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

Adopting

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 Jackie

Name: Jackie

Species: Capuchin

Who is she? Queen of the Black Capped Capuchins

Special skills: Leading through friendship

Jackie was born in around the year 1988 and was initially thought to be a male. She was sold by Stanstead Airport Zoo to a gentleman who wanted to breed from his two female capuchins. For the next 17 years, they lived together as pets in a converted garage, with a tiny outdoor space. As her owner believed her to be a boy, Jackie was known as ‘Jacko’. When their previous owner contacted us to take all three on, Jackie's first change was her name! 

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. Because of an inappropriate and poor diet, she developed type 2 diabetes and needs medication twice daily to control her condition. 

Despite all of this, she settled in fantastically well. Her previous companions have since sadly passed away, but Jackie is a tough and very gentle monkey who has grown so much since her arrival! She now has many friends and is the much respected alpha female of one of our small capuchin groups - with her old life as a pet firmly behind 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 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, which means you will not receive any real animals in the post! Monkeys are wild animals – not domesticated pets.

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