Who's the Next Adoptee?
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When we decided to add one more individual to the Born Free USA Adopt a Primate program, we sought your help to decide! We asked you to vote on which of three monkeys, all rescues from the bankrupt Wild Animal Orphanage, should be "adoptable."
Stay tuned — we will announce the winner sometime soon.
The triumphant monkey — and the entire troop he or she lives with — will all receive an extra day's supply of fresh bananas, their favorite treat.
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 Dewey 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.