Who is she? The Leading Lady
Special skills: Keeping Betty and her family on tight reins
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
Sue is a member of the Sanctuary’s only natural family group of capuchins, who all arrived in March 2012. She is the mother of Banjo and Roccita. The group lived at an animal care college, but by 2012 it was apparent to the college that the capuchin group was unsuitable for students to practise hands-on animal care on and Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary was asked to rehome the whole group.
At the time of the group’s arrival at the sanctuary Sue was still carrying and nursing her youngest infant, Roccita, but pretty soon Sue, an easy-going mother, allowed Roccita to explore and gain some independence. Sue’s confidence as a mother is helped by her high ranking position in the group, she is the alpha female and whatever she says usually goes!
When large groups of capuchins live next to each other at the Sanctuary, they spend a lot of time checking each other out and often engage in ear piercing group-greetings and appeasement sessions between enclosures. Sue is always at the front row in these interactions; backing alpha male Elvis in every situation.
Adopting Sue means that you are helping to provide the resources needed to give Sue 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.