Yesterday I was called early in the morning by our friends from Pandrillus. They had received news of a small, long-tailed monkey that was handed over to one of their staff members.
It appeared to be a mona monkey, a few months old. She has some wounds and was kept on a chain. She is very scared of people, and is quite skinny. We will feed her up and make sure her wounds heal well.
While it is always bad news to receive yet another monkey – it only reminds us of the many monkeys that fall victim to the animal trade – for Angelica this new arrival was positive, since she now has a friend to share an enclosure with! In the beginning they were a bit scared of each other, but soon they realised it is nice to have a playmate to cuddle and groom.
After this start of my day, I received some news that got me in a more positive mood. We received a donation from a girl in Canada, who donated the money she received for her 15th birthday to CERCOPAN. I am so happy to know there are people out there that care so much! When I found out the new mona monkey is a girl, the name was therefore easy to choose: we named her Evie, after the generous girl that made the donation.
Stay put for more news on the new monkeys in our CERCOPAN family!