There are currently around 5000 privately owned primates in the UK and marmosets are the most common victims of inappropriate care.
Marmoset monkeys are intelligent, social primates who naturally live in extended family groups in the lush rainforests of Brazil. These tiny, tropical monkeys are typically stolen from their mothers as infants and sold as pets for up to £1200. A lack of knowledge about their specialised needs often leads to them suffering terribly, physically and psychologically.
At present, we are unable to offer sanctuary to marmosets, but we know that they are out there and they desperately need rescuing. Due to a lack of re-homing space in specialist facilities, we fear that these individuals are often sold on, to continue a life of suffering in the pet trade.
We urgently need to raise £60,000 to build a dedicated marmoset facility at our Sanctuary.
With your help, we can provide a safe home for life and specialist care to dozens of little marmoset monkeys – the smallest victims of the primate pet trade.
£60,000 will build a brand new complex of spacious indoor and outdoor enclosures to accommodate rescued marmosets in social groups; affording them a stimulating three-dimensional environment with natural vegetation, branches, ropes, platforms and hiding places to allow them to express natural behaviours and spend their days socialising with others of their own kind.
These monkeys really need us to end their lives of suffering.
Can you help by donating today?