Who is he? The Fearless Leader
Special skills: Tool use and hatching plans to persecute keeper!
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
Peppy is a weeper capuchin who had been living as a family pet before he was rescued by The Monkey Sanctuary . The family who gave him up for rescue had been keeping him in the house until, upon entering puberty, Peppy had become too aggressive and dominant around the family, especially the children. The family moved Peppy into their garden shed and made adaptations to allow him some outdoor space also. Peppy lived in this shed for about 10 years by himself.
It was a sad and lonely life that left Peppy without stimulation or interest; he is a lively and clever monkey and therefore the boredom and isolation was difficult for him. When Peppy first arrived at the Monkey Sanctuary he would over-groom himself, plucking all the hair from his forearms; this type of damaging sterio-typical behaviour is not unusual in monkeys deprived of environmental and social stimulation and can be very dangerous for their psychological welfare.
Since his arrival however, Peppy has done very well at the Sanctuary and now is the dominant male of a small group of hybrid capuchins. He has a 'girlfriend' called Chanel and a good friend called Mr Monkey! Peppy is clever, friendly and resourceful. He is quick in both mind and body and is a highly sociable monkey. His time in the garden shed was lonely but he has friends now and large enclosures to roam each day.
Adopting Peppy means that you are offering staff at the Monkey Sanctuary the resources they need to give Peppy the best possible life. Your adoption will also help the Sanctuary to campaign to end the trade in primates as pets.