Vervet monkey Gifti

His story

Gifti shares a sad fate with many other monkeys. She was caught as a baby and taken from her mother and family to be sold illegal as an pet. She lived with her human family for few years until they realized that keeping a monkey as a pet is not as easy and funny as it sounds.

After successful re-release training and adaptation from a pet to a species-appropriate life as a monkey, Gifty is now free and independent from humans and part of a group of wild monkeys at Makoa-Farm.





Reason for rehab:

was caught as a baby to be kept as a pet

Rescue date:

Age at rescue:

5 years

Rescue location:

Favorite food:

crickets, leaves