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Name: Roccita

Species: Capuchin

Who is she? The Cheeky Child

Special skills: Working out the politics, allegiances, and hierarchies in her capuchin society

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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 Roccita

Name: Roccita

Species: Capuchin

Who is she? The Cheeky Child

Special skills: Working out the politics, allegiances, and hierarchies in her capuchin society

Roccita is a member of the Sanctuary’s only natural family group of capuchins. The group were living at an animal care college in the UK, but by 2012, it had become apparent to the college that capuchin monkeys, as they are wild animals, are unsuitable for students to gain hands-on animal care experience with. So Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was asked to rehome them all. Roccita was born at the college on 26th June 2011 to Sue and Elvis, and was initially thought to be a boy so she was given the name "Roccy".

When the family group arrived at the Sanctuary in March 2012, a vet check revealed that she was, in fact, female and so she became known as Roccita, although she kept her nickname and is affectionally known by carers and staff as "Rocci". Roccita was so young that she was still nursing from and often riding on the back of her mother, Sue, when they came to the sanctuary. However, Sue is a high ranking and confident female, putting her in a privileged position within capuchin society. 

With big brother Banjo around, it didn't take too long until Roccita was allowed the freedom to explore her new home. Over the first months at the Sanctuary, we saw her gaining in confidence and independence whilst learning all about the incredibly complex and important rules of the society she is living in. She is now maturing into a strong and dependable monkey who's inherited social status gives her a unique advantage amongst many of the other rescued capuchins at the Sanctuary!  

Growing up in a group with other youngsters and close family members taught her a huge number of essential social skills that so many of our other capuchins, rescued from solitary pasts in the pet trade, have missed out on. 

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

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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