Wild Welfare

Help give Siti the macaque a better life by returning her home

Siti, a lone young macaque rescued from the illegal pet trade in Malaysia, urgently needs to be transported back to her native home in Indonesia where she can join other macaques. Please help us raise the funds needed to give Siti a chance to thrive.
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UPDATE (April 2023):

We are delighted to share that on the 3rd of April 2023 Siti began the first steps on her journey home. The Wild Welfare Team were determined never to give up on her, having to overcome so many obstacles to ensure she was able to return home and provide for her safety and welfare during the move.

After a four hour charter flight, accompanied by members of the team, she has arrived safely at Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre and now begins her mandatory quarantine period.

Its not too late to support Siti on her journey and we want to thank everyone who has gotten behind this campaign so far. We still need to raise £5,000 to meet the cost of her translocation. Can you help us cover the expenses of her journey as she continues to settle into her new home? A generous supporter has pledged to match funds, doubling your donation, so for every £10 you can give, £20 will go towards Sitis journey towards a better life.

To read Siti's full story from the beginning, please see below:

Siti is a Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) currently living on her own at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Sabah, Malaysia. Macaques are a very social species and she desperately needs to be with others of her own kind. Moor Macaques are endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, so her current carers have asked Wild Welfare for help in repatriating her there.

We have found Siti a new home at Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre's Macaque Sanctuary, which can provide for her needs. There she will have the company of other macaques and will be integrated into a small group of young rescued individuals. Moor Macaques are Sulawesis most endangered species, so Siti is very important for their conservation and survival and it is hoped that this small troop will have the possibility of eventual release.

Will you help us transport Siti to her new home, improve her welfare and the overall conservation of her species?

Minimising Siti's stress whilst travelling is our top priority, so we plan to move her via the quickest and most direct route possible, which is on a charter flight in a customised crate.

Once introduced to the troop, for the first time Siti will have the chance to interact with other macaques which is critical for such a social species. In her new home she will also have a much larger, more natural environment to live in, where she can forage for food, climb trees, play and groom, ensuring she has a better quality of life with the chance to thrive.

We urgently need your support to help move Siti as soon as possible and make this new life a reality for her.

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will really make a difference. A £20 donation will help provide a week's worth of food and medicine for Siti when she first arrives at the Tasikoki sanctuary, whilst a £150 donation could fund her customised travel crate.

Please help give Siti the new life that she deserves and ensure the protection of this endangered species for the future.

If you can share Siti's story with your friends and family we'd be really grateful!

About the charity

Wild Welfare

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Wild Welfare is a global organisation committed to improving animal welfare for captive wild animals. By working together with animal welfare organisations and captive wildlife facilities, including zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries, we achieve long-term and sustainable solutions to the most critical issues facing wild animals in captivity. Our vision is a world where every captive wild animal is able to thrive and live a good life. Founded in 2012, Wild Welfare is a UK registered charity working globally to improve welfare for wild animals living in captivity. We are the first captive wild animal charity that is solely focused on improving welfare standards by uniting animal welfare NGOs and captive wildlife facilities around the world. Our projects help wild animals living in poor conditions in captivity. Using our knowledge and experience we build constructive relationships with animal welfare organisations, captive wildlife facilities and local communities, ensuring changes can be made to improve animal welfare.

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