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Name: Lily

Species: Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix spp.)

Who is she? The Playful, Mischievous One!

Special skills: Spotting her carers from far away to seek out a treat!

Adopt Lily


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 Lily

Name: Lily

Species: Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix spp.)

Who is she? The Playful, Mischievous One!

Special skills: Spotting her carers from far away to seek out a treat!

Lily was born on Saturday 18th October 2014, to woolly monkey Maya; but her birth wasn’t exactly planned! Our Sanctuary has a strict non-breeding policy for ethical and practical reasons. We invest much of our resources into caring for rescued monkeys, campaigning for primate welfare and preserving their remaining habitats, rather than captive breeding. Methods of contraception are chosen to minimise health risks to the monkeys and to limit any social disruption, but, as in humans, contraceptive methods are not 100% reliable and along came Lily!

At 22 years old, her mother Maya was quite elderly when she gave birth to Lily, but she did a fantastic job of caring for her new baby. Sadly, Maya passed away due to old age related health-problems when Lily was just 16 months old, but all of the males in the colony were besotted with Lily and happily took up the job of teaching, caring for and protecting her. 

Lily has grown into a feisty and adventurous monkey who is always up for exploring!. Like her mother before her, Lily was rather spoilt by the other monkeys and firmly believes she is the boss! Her favourite activities are swinging around her enclosures, foraging for tasty treats and pestering Pablo for a good tickling game!

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


Our adoptions are purely symbolic, which means you will not receive any real animals in the post! Monkeys are wild animals – not domesticated pets.

By purchasing a symbolic monkey adoption, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.