Who is she? The Delicate Lady

Special skills: She likes her protein, particularly mealworms and egg

Adopt Tanya


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 Tanya

Tanya is small but fierce, and our eldest monkey on the site across all species at an incredible (approx!) 39 years of age! A shy, black-capped capuchin, unfortunately due to her former life as a pet, it became apparent a few years ago that she is a diabetic who requires on-going, specialist care from the primate welfare team at the Monkey Sanctuary. They 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 successful social group of older black-capped capuchins at the Monkey Sanctuary, and is mostly found in the company of Jackie and Frosty, the dominant female and male of the group.

Tanya is slight of build but has a powerful voice with which she lets carers at the Sanctuary know when she is unhappy! Due to her medical condition, Tanya must have specialist 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.

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

Click here for  Adoption Scheme Terms and Conditions