Who is she? The Tiny Whirlwind
Special skills: Trying to catch the eyes of all the handsome capuchin boys at the sanctuary!
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
Kiwi arrived at our Sanctuary in 2010 after being kept as a pet in a breeze block outbuilding for many years with her mother, Gizzie and long term companion, Grips. The cold, damp conditions had left her with painful arthritis and she was underweight due to a lack of exercise and poor diet. After just a few weeks of specialist care, her health improved dramatically and she is now thriving. Her natural surroundings have allowed her natural behaviours to blossom; she loves involving herself in the monkey politics of neighbouring monkey groups and can often be found shouting support (or abuse!) across the enclosures! She has a strong bond with the other monkeys in her group, and she doesn't really care for humans, unless there is a chance of a grape reward! Kiwi has overcome a lot in her life, and is lucky amongst ex-pet primates to have never been separated from her birth mother. She is a friendly and outgoing monkey who loves making new friends to play with!