Who are they? The Friendly Marmoset and the Feisty Marmoset
Special skills? Sunbathing together!
Adopt Jerry and Indie
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
For four years Jerry was kept alone in a small cage for 4 years with little space to move and no monkey friends to keep him company. He arrived here in June 2017 to start his new life! Jerry was initially a very nervous monkey, and with all the different sights and sounds at the sanctuary 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 locomotive 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. She was housed 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 brought her here! 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 lives happily together in the Marmoset Mansion, 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!
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.
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.