Who is he? The Excitable Chap
Special skills: Being really friendly when he has got himself into trouble!
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
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, and so he made the move to Cornwall. 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 is an extremely energetic monkey and enjoys having access to large, natural enclosures where his curious and friendly nature made it relatively straight forward for him to build up lots of trust in his carers. He has settled into a stable group and has established strong bonds with friends Joey and Kirsty. Tam loves to play with anyone willing, but also enjoys having some quieter moments with Joey where they can groom together in Joey’s favourite sunbathing spots. Kirsty is rather sensitive and initially she didn’t like Tam’s exuberant and over-excited nature, but she too 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.