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Name: Lodi

Species: Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus)

Who is he? The Wannabe Tough Guy

Special skills: Making friends 

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Please note that overseas adoptions cannot be paid for by monthly direct debit. You can pay annually via credit/debit card.

Adopting

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 Lodi

Name: Lodi

Species: Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus)

Who is he? The Wannabe Tough Guy

Special skills: Making friends 

Lodi was born in the wild where his mother was likely killed so that he could be smuggled as an infant into Europe using falsified importation papers. He was then kept as a pet in Spain, isolated and unable to express or learn any natural behaviours. Thankfully, that all changed for him when we were made aware of his existence and offered him a much needed home for life, amongst others of his own kind. 

On arrival at our Sanctuary in June 2011, he was very underweight and nervous, but despite his insecurities, he soon made it very obvious that he was desperate to meet the other monkeys! Despite his eagerness, the start of his new life was hindered as his social skills left a lot to be desired for! As he had grown up isolated and alone, he had not learned the essential do's and don'ts of capuchin society - so he had a lot to learn! 

As a particularly small male, Lodi's transformation is hugely impressive and a testament to how wonderful and strong he is. Now the alpha of our weeper capuchin group, Lodi is a kind but firm leader who his group look up to and respect. 

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 territory 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 Lodi means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Lodi 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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.