Who Should Be The Next Adoptee?
We'd like to add one more individual to the Born Free USA Adopt a Primate program and we need your help to decide! Tell us who you think will make the best new member of our adoption program.
Meet our three primate candidates below and click once to "Vote" and get a special free prize!
When you enter your email address and join our Action Alert Team, you can choose from one of two free primate prizes: a beautiful sanctuary screensaver or our exclusive primate ring tone. That's right, some of our own rescued primates will call out to you every time you receive a call! (Already a member of our Action Alert Team? No worries, you can still choose a free prize).
And it's not just you who will win, the winning monkey — and the entire troop he or she lives with — will all get an extra day's supply of fresh bananas, their favorite treat. Now that's a win-win contest for all!
Votes must be in by June 12, 2013.
Dewey was born at the Wild Animal Orphanage and came to us in mid-2012 along with 106 other macaques when that sanctuary closed. Dewey is an adventurous little stump-tail macaque, among the first to try out new climbing structures or toys in his enclosure. He's always on the go — climbing, swinging or just romping around. As the youngest member of his troop, he gets spooked pretty easily but his mother is always nearby and willing to give Dewy some comfort. He's very inquisitive and he loves trying new things. His favorite foods so far are hard-boiled eggs and bananas.
Hank is an energetic 5-year-old long-tail macaque who was brought to our sanctuary from the summer 2012 Wild Animal Orphanage rescue. When he was roughly 5 months old, his hand got caught in between two large branches and had to be amputated because it was too severely crushed. However, this handicap has not slowed the youngster and he is very active in his new enclosure. He strategically climbs up the trees, splashes in the pool, and keeps up with the rest of the group without much difficulty. He is one of the first to come and enjoy breakfast, grabbing a banana and climbing up to enjoy his meal while sitting above the others.
Nala is an impressive pig-tail macaque who joined our sanctuary from the defunct Wild Animal Orphanage. She has come a long way from her the days as a "pet" in California, where the owner had her roughly 4 years and then gave her up. Since her move to a sanctuary in San Antonio, her family grew and she became the top-ranking female within the group of 29 long-tail and pig-tail hybrid macaques. Nala is the mother of three females and two males out of this group, and she is also grandmother to the newest edition, Nadine. Her family members now enjoy their new home at our sanctuary inside a large enclosure with climbing structures, swings and, of course, a pool. Currently she is carrying her youngest daughter Natalya who is only 4 months old. This youngster explores her new surroundings at our sanctuary with her mother close by.
How to Vote
Just enter your email address and zip code below to join our Action Team and subscribe to our e-newsletter alerts. We'll also announce the winning primate in one of our Action Alerts toward the end of June.
And get your free prizes!