Vervet monkey Gifti
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
Age at rescue: