Who is he? The Miracle Monkey

Special skills: Stealing hearts and making friends!

Adopt Joey


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 Joey

Joey was stolen from the wild as a baby and kept in a cage no bigger than a small wardrobe for 9 years in a flat in Camden, London. His life changed forever when he arrived at our Sanctuary in August 2007. Due to a poor diet, cramped living conditions, total isolation and a lack of sunlight, it became apparent that Joey had developed a severe nutritional bone disease, leading to many irreversible disabilities. On arrival at our Sanctuary, he also displayed abnormal behaviours such as rocking backward and forwards; a sign of psychological damage caused by loneliness and stress. The severity of damage a decade of neglect had inflicted upon him during his life as a pet led our experienced team to be cautious and doubtful about Joey's chances of survival and long term recovery. However, his story is one of resilience and his strength and joyful zest for life surprised us all! Despite his permanent disabilities, he is now a shadow of the monkey who arrived all those years ago, living in natural enclosures with plenty of exciting enrichment and many friends. He is a truly resilient and inspiring character; stealing the hearts of all that meet him with his gentle soul and incredible courage. 

Adopting Joey means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Joey 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.

Click here for  Adoption Scheme Terms and Conditions