The primates we rescue have suffered greatly at the hands of humans. Most were orphaned as babies when their mothers were killed by poachers for bush meat. Too small to eat, these babies were then sold into the illegal pet trade and chained up in captivity by ropes tied around their waists, necks or wrists for many years before their rescue. These ropes are seldom loosened and become deeply embedded into their flesh as they grow, often resulting in a painful death.

Upon rescue, we ensure that each primate that needs is seen by a vet and is nursed back to full health. This includes removing their restraining ropes and tending to their wounds and injuries.
After a period of quarantine, the monkeys then begin an intensive period of rehabilitation to prepare them for life back in the wild.

This involves patiently integrating individual rescued animals into tight knit social troops with other rescues, providing them with a nutritious diet and weaning them off their dependency on humans.

Nutrition and Feeding

Top: Varied diet.
Middle top: Food placed to encourage foraging.
Middle bottom: Loading bananas with deworming medication and individually administering to each primate in care.
Bottom: Stocking up on primate feed.


Enriched environment in the rehab enclosures.

Veterinary Care

Top: Veterinary treatment administered to Kawama to treat tether injury.
Middle: Jacky after the successful amputation of her leg after being hit by a speeding vehicle in the National Park
Bottom: All primates are vet checked before release phase.

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