Who is she? The Delicate Lady
Special skills: She likes her protein, particularly meal worms and egg
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
Tanya is a shy, female black-capped capuchin. She is a diabetic who requires specialist care from the primate welfare team at the Monkey Sanctuary who work hard to make sure that she enjoys a good quality of life whilst coping with her illness. She is reserved around humans and prefers the company of her monkey friends. She is currently living in a large, sucessful social group of black-capped capuchins at the Monkey Sanctuary and is mostly found in the company of Jackie and Frosty, the dominant female and males of the group.
Tanya, a diabetic, requires specialist care and mediation from the dedicated primate welfare team at the Monkey Sanctuary. Tanya is a pretty capuchin who shys from humans and prefers the company of her friends Jackie, Frosty and Mickey, all capuchins rescued from the UK pet trade.
Tanya is slight of build but has a powerful voice with which she lets Keepers at the Sanctuary know when she is unhappy with! Due to her medical condition, Tanya will never be suitable for re-release and must have speicalist care for the rest of her life; staff at the Sanctuary work hard however, to make sure that that care is as unobtrusive as possible and has little impact on her busy social life within the colony.
Tanya is currently the oldest monkey on-site at The Monkey Sanctuary, being in the thirties. Capuchin monkeys can live into their fourties in captivity. Adopting Tanya means that you are helping staff at the Monkey Sanctuary the resources they need to care for her specialist requirements, and offering her the best possible life.