Name: Olly

Species: Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus)

Who is he? The Energetic Youngster

Special skills: Carrying lots of peanuts in his hands, feet and tail!

Adopt Olly


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 Olly

Name: Olly

Species: Weeper Capuchin (Cebus olivaceus)

Who is he? The Energetic Youngster

Special skills: Carrying lots of peanuts in his hands, feet and tail!

Olly was born into the primate pet trade in 2014 and came to live at Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary in March 2019. Sadly, not a lot of his past is known - like so many of the monkeys we rescue from the pet trade. What we do know is that he was seen by a concerned member of the public being taken on the London Underground on a dog lead, which is an incredibly stressful, scary and unnatural environment for a monkey. Thankfully, they reported what they saw, which lead to Olly being confiscated. 

He began his new life at Wild Future’s Monkey Sanctuary as a low-ranking individual, but he shows huge potential to mature into a strong adult male who could rise up the ranks in time - if he learns the important social lessons first that is! 

Olly is still young, so he really enjoys spending his days playing with his friends and climbing really high up! He is always on the move and loves to forage for snacks - a very natural behaviour but one he has only learnt since being rescued. 

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

The need for rescue and rehabilitation of primates from private ownership:

  • There are at least 5,000 privately owned primates in the UK
  • All monkeys are wild animals and inherently unsuitable for keeping in domestic situations.
  • UK law allows for the legal keeping of primates as pets, despite lack of recognised care standards and insufficient enforcement of licensing laws, leading to many pet primates being kept in inadequate conditions.
  • Lack of adequate species knowledge, diet, veterinary care, social opportunity and space leads to mental, physical and emotional suffering for pet primates.

How our sanctuary meets their needs:

  • We guarantee a home for life for all rescued monkeys.
  • We give individuals the opportunity to socialise and form natural bonds with other monkeys.
  • We provide an expert team of carers with the relevant skills to meet the complex physical, social and emotional needs of each individual.
  • We have a high carer-to-monkey ratio which ensures that all needs are met, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our charity receives no government funding, so financial support is vital to allow us to continue our important work.

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