Vervet Monkey Foundation - monkey sanctuary

Vervet Monkey Foundation - monkey sanctuary

Vervet Monkey Foundation - monkey sanctuary

Rehabilitation, Education, Sanctuary - The Vervet Monkey Foundation is a non-profit organization (#020 694 NPO) established in 1993. Our centre is based in Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. We rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 primates, orphaned, injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets. In addition to this we provide:

  • A program to rehabilitate orphaned and injured primates.
  • A program to research the claims of damage and problems caused by vervet monkeys and offer possible solutions to co-existence.
  • An education program to inform the public of the role that the vervet monkey plays in the eco-system and how to prevent human - vervet conflict.
  • A sanctuary for primates unfortunate enough to be unreleasable but still able to have a quality of life to be ambassadors for their species.
  • An opportunity for volunteers to study the life style and environment of the vervet monkey primate species.
  • A project for volunteers to become involved in the conservation and rehabilitation of this unique indigenous primate.
  • Opportunities for volunteers, vet nurses, gap year students and those involved and interested in primate conservation.
  • The promotion of a vegan lifestyle to help sustain the environment, prevent habitat loss, animal suffering and to make a contribution towards helping many of the world's issues.

The Vervet Monkey foundation obtains 80% of its power consumption from solar power to help promote a sustainable lifesttyle.

Vervet Direct Volunteering

With no government funding, the sanctuary depends on international volunteers to help care for the primates.
Volunteers are involved in day-to-day hands-on activities of providing care for monkeys at the rehabilitation sanctuary , along with building and maintenance of the 23-hectare facility.

Become involved, volunteer to work with wildlife in South Africa. Training will be provided in monitoring monkeys in enclosures, preparing food and feeding including bottle-feeding baby monkeys, and in general primate husbandry. Volunteers make a financial contribution for their stay to cover food, accommodation, and ongoing operational costs of the sanctuary.
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