Who is he? The Friendly Chap

Special skills: Being really friendly when he has got himself into trouble!

Adopt Tam


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 Tam

Tam was born in 1996 and was sold into the pet trade, along with his brother, when he was still an infant.  Sadly, Tam’s brother died some years ago and he was left living on his own. His owners decided that he would be better placed in a Sanctuary with others of his own kind. On arrival at the Sanctuary, each new monkey receives a thorough health check at the vets. Tam’s check-up showed signs of second degree frostbite on his toes, due to him spending a lot of time out in the cold and he was underweight with poor muscle development due to lack of exercise. Tam’s first month was spent in quarantine, until his medical test results came back clear. This also gave him the chance to get used to the sights and sounds of his new home and his new noisy capuchin neighbours!

Tam now enjoys having access to large, natural enclosures and has built up lots of trust in his carers. He has settled into Kodak’s group and adores Kodak and follows him everywhere. Kodak is very tolerant and plays long wrestling games with him and tries to persuade him to sit still for long enough to be groomed! He also loves to play with group member, Joey, and they sit and groom together in Joey’s favourite sunbathing spots. The female of the group, Kirsty, is rather sensitive and she didn’t like Tam’s exuberant, over-excited nature at first but she has now accepted him into the group.

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