Colobus Conservation – often the only hope monkeys have for survival
(Colobus Conservation is supported by Safarilink Aviation)
(Posted 02nd November 2017)
Help set 23 monkeys free!
This is Unthinkable Cruelty and Abuse
Thousands of baby monkeys in Africa are stolen from their families to be kept as pets. Many are forced to live alone in tiny cages. Others are tied to a short rope, never to be set free. For such highly intelligent, social animals, this amounts to torture. Colobus Conservation, a PASA member center in Kenya, rescues monkeys from cruelty.Colobus Conservation also saves monkeys who were orphaned because their mothers were hit by cars, electrocuted by power lines, or maliciously killed.
Kilifi is a victim of the pet trade. She was found tied to a tree, abandoned by her owners when they could no longer care for her. Kilifi was saved by Colobus Conservation. Now she lives with a group of other monkeys, and is learning how to live like a wild monkey again.
Yatima was found abandoned when she was only two days old! Colobus Conservation’s dedicated staff took care of this tiny baby around the clock, and thanks to their efforts, she survived.
Yatima now lives in an enclosure with other young monkeys. She has developed a close bond with Kilifi, and together they’re learning how to be monkeys again.
There’s Hope for These MonkeysKilifi, Yatima, and many other monkeys currently live in enclosures at Colobus Conservation. While this is far better than living in a cramped cage, they deserve to live free in nature.
23 vervet monkeys have the rare opportunity to be released back to the wild next month. Since they were taken from the forest and their mothers when they were very young, they didn’t learn critical survival skills from their families. Preparing them for life in the forest has been a long, challenging process.
These monkeys finally have their chance at freedom. So we can ensure they’re thriving, six of the monkeys need tracking collars which will send GPS data to researchers.
Colobus Conservation is struggling to find the money for the collars, on top of the costs of rescuing more than 100 animals every year and giving medical treatment.
One tracking collar costs $390. Along with a receiver, antenna, and a release cage which lets the monkeys adjust to their new environment, $6000 is needed to make the release possible.
You can enable these monkeys to return to freedom.
If you donate the cost of one GPS collar, you will ensure a group of released monkeys will be healthy and thriving. Your contribution of any amount gives the 23 monkeys their chance to live in the wild.