Help abused primates find recovery and freedom.
Primates in protected forests in Africa are shot down and sold for bushmeat trade, and the babies are sold on the black market to be pets. Baby great apes and monkeys are stolen from the forest to be trafficked to China or the Middle East where they are sold as pets or put on exhibit at inhumane zoos. These highly intelligent and social animals face a miserable life locked in cages or living in isolation.
Meet Sully who is clinging to life. He’s only four weeks old, malnourished, and orphaned. He was being kept in secret as an illegal pet. He didn’t have the food, warmth, or care that he needed to live. Thankfully, he was rescued before it was too late. This sweet baby arrived at the sanctuary frightened, starving, and cold. The amazing vets and rehabilitation staff are giving Sully the round-the-clock care he needs to make it through the night.Meet KK. Terrified, starving, and lost, KK—a two-week old baby vervet monkey—wandered through dusty city streets looking for her family. Can you imagine how lonely and scared she must have been?
I’m so grateful that someone saw KK and called the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, a PASA member in Malawi, before she died of starvation, a car accident, or worse.
Lilongwe’s Wildlife Emergency Response Unit rushed to the town and brought this suffering infant to the sanctuary. A day after rescuers were notified, KK was receiving the compassionate emergency care that she desperately needed to survive.
Weighing less than a pound, KK urgently needed to gain weight. Lilongwe’s expert staff gave KK around-the-clock care including frequent bottle feedings. I’m incredibly proud of the dedicated Lilongwe team that gave KK all the loving care her mother would have. Without them she wouldn’t have survived.
I’m happy to report that KK is quickly settling into life at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre! She loves to play, jumping and climbing in her enclosure, and has become a favorite of the caregivers. She’s learning to explore her surroundings and the other skills she’ll need as she grows up and joins a vervet monkey troop.
Although KK’s recovery is going smoothly, she has a long and challenging road ahead of her. She’s still a tiny infant and needs nonstop loving care and excellent medical treatment to continue her recovery and prepare her to join a vervet troop.
KK still has a long way to go, and she can’t get there without you. One day KK and her new family will be released to the wild to roam free—but this future is only possible with your help.
GreaterGood.org partners with The Pan Africa Sanctuary Alliance to protect primates by rescuing great apes and monkeys orphaned by the horrible wildlife trade. PASA is providing long term rehabilitative care, and protecting critical habitats. PASA strengthens and supports member organizations and works to build a global movement to save Africa’s primates. We need your support to feed these animals every day and to provide them with any medical needs.
You can help. Just $10 helps provide fresh fruits and vegetables for starving wildlife trade victims like Sully. You can give abused primates a better life.
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), the largest association of wildlife centers in Africa, includes 23 organizations in 13 countries which are securing a future for Africa’s primates and their habitat. Our members are committed leaders in the movement to protect Africa’s great apes and monkeys. They rescue primates orphaned by the vicious and exploitative wildlife trade, provide dedicated long term rehabilitative care, and protect critical wildlife habitat.
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