Who is she? The Tough Little Ex-Pet Who Wants to be a
Special skills: Being everyone’s friend
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
Morwella arrived at the Sanctuary in March 2012. We had been contacted and made aware of her existence a few years earlier, but it wasn’t until the passing of her elderly cage neighbour, and presumed father, Fudge, that the Sanctuary was asked to give her a permanent home with other monkeys. Morwella has spent around 25 years as a much loved pet, and is now enjoying life with her new monkey friends. She has settled into the group extremely well and it is Morwella who is always quick to initiate and show solidarity with them - against the keepers!
Previous to her arrival we had been alerted to the fact that Morwella may be suffering from some serious health issues, but during her initial veterinary check our worst fears could be eliminated. However, she does have some benign mammary tumours, mild arthritis and she shows a deficiency in vitamin D3 which in the long run can cause bone deficiencies. Her patchy fur indicates that she may have had a tendency to pluck her own hair – a symptom of boredom or stress. Luckily she has been much too busy for that since her arrival at the Sanctuary!
Within a month of Morwella’s arrival she had made friends with the alpha male in one of our small weeper capuchin groups. Morwella then went on to completely turn the head of group mate Mister Monkey, who can hardly take his eyes off her ever since! The introductions with female Chanel was a bit bumpier but clearly showed Morwella’s heartiest attempts to make friends at any cost and to adapt her behaviour according to the monkey she was meeting. She is now a permanent member of the group and we have discovered her to be a real character in possession of a true wild spirit - despite her long life as a pet!