Names: Jerry and Indie

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The Friendly Marmoset and the Feisty Marmoset

Special skills? Sunbathing together!

Adopt Jerry and Indie


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 Jerry and Indie

Names: Jerry and Indie

Species: Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Who are they? The Friendly Marmoset and the Feisty Marmoset

Special skills? Sunbathing together!

For four years Jerry was kept alone in a small cage, with little space to move and no monkey friends to keep him company. Thankfully, he arrived at the sanctuary in June 2017 to start his new life! Jerry was initially a very nervous monkey, and with all the different sights and sounds he found it a little overwhelming at first. He also wasn’t particularly good at moving about on ropes and branches, as he had been denied this opportunity whilst kept as a pet; but with a little bit of practise, he soon found his feet and is now pretty good at making his way around. Jerry was the first marmoset to move into the brand new enclosure the ‘Marmoset Mansion’; he thoroughly enjoyed exploring this new space and making it his own, coming on leaps and bounds with his personality and motor skills! Soon after this he was joined by fellow marmoset, Indie. 

Indie is an elderly female marmoset who was born in 2011. She was kept as a pet for 8 years in London and, much like Jerry, she was kept in a small bird-cage with little space to move and with no monkey friends to keep her company. Thankfully, the RSPCA confiscated her and she began her new life at the Sanctuary! We were concerned how Indie and Jerry would get along, as neither had any social skills, but as soon as they saw each other from across the corridor they began chatting away and performing submissive and friendly displays. The socialization process began not long after this, starting with short meetings each day and eventually progressing into them spending every day and night together. Now, the pair live happily together and they are both learning how to be monkeys again. Indie has a feisty and assertive nature, which is the perfect match for Jerry’s laid-back attitude. They both really love to sunbathe and so can often be found snuggled up together in a sun spot!

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 Jerry and Indie means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Jerry and Indie 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 Jerry or Indie.


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.