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Instagram LIVE with Floki and Ellie! Join Ellie, Floki and Cuddy in Disneyland, as Ellie speaks about her Fundraiser for Floki's new home. Ellie is talking to viewers about why she's decided to shave her head for Floki. Hear about Floki's story, how he came to be at the VMF and why he needs a new enclosure. Floki and Cuddy are both special cases, with severe head injury and physical limitations. It is because of their physical limitations and need for special care that Ellie is able to sit in with them. Stay tuned til the end of the LIVE to see a sneak peak of Beau and Serala's integration into troop... ...

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✨️ Hugo's Story ✨️ Hugo has come so far since his arrival, that he's almost on the home stretch now, a new family and his second chance are almost within reach! We are still deciding what the next step is for handsome Hugo, we have so many incredible troops to choose from. However Hugo's needs are a little different, so somewhere super special is needed. He requires a troop that accepts his little quirks and will nurture his recovery...a real family 💛 Stay tuned for Hugo's Story Part 2, til then it's to be continued.. 🌿 Primates are not pets, keeping them as such is illegal in many countries and unethical. Hugo is not a pet, he was an injured wild rescue. He has been treated and rehabilitated by the VMF, a dedicated and internationally accredited sanctuary and rehabilitation centre for injured, orphaned and abused vervet monkeys. Hugo has undergone extensive medical care and under the constant supervision of specially trained carers 🌿 #volunteer #volunteering #primatesanctuary #animalsanctuary #wildlifesanctuary #wildliferehabilitation #Africa #southafrica #vegan #travel #travelabroad ...

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✨️What's the mark you want to leave on this world?✨️ If you'd like your mark to be one of creating second chances, doing good and working towards the conservation of an indigenous primate species email us today at info@vervet.za.org for how you can volunteer with us! The VMF specialises in the rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and abused monkeys, providing sanctuary to over 600 monkeys. This year alone we have have found 38 orphans new monkey mums and integrating them into new social groups. As a volunteer you will help us prepare them for their second chances, are you ready? 🐒 Rescue ❤️ Rehabilitate 🌿 Sanctuary #monkeysanctuary #wildliferehabilitation #wildlifesanctuary #volunteer #volunteering #travel #Africa #southafrica #primatesanctuary #primate #animallover #animalrescue ...

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Floki Time To keep Floki's progress on track and to keep challenging him, we are going to start to change his enclosure around regularly. Floki is on restricted movement i.e. he is not allowed to climb, to prevent further damage to his legs. Therefore his enclosure is filled with low platforms and ramps, to not only to add some height differences but also interest in the environment. Though where he usually has these small platforms and ramps, this week he has big thick logs. As you can see the log forces Floki to find a new way to clamber over it. This is really good for his leg rehabilitation as it challenges his muscles, working them in new ways and building on the progress he's already made. Changing the physical environment also stimulates the mind, which is always important, especially for brain damaged monkeys like Floki. 🌿 Primates are not pets, keeping them as such is illegal and unethical. Floki is an ex-orphan rescue who has been rehabilitated by the VMF, an internationally accredited sanctuary and rehabilitation centre. Floki has brain damage and lifelong physical difficulty due to injuries sustained through human cruelty. Floki has undergone extensive physical rehabilitation and is under the constant care of specially trained carers 🌿 #primatesanctuary #animalsanctuary #monkeysanctuary #monkeys #rehabilitation #wildliferehabilitation #volunteer #volunteering #Africa #travel #dogood #vegan #animallover ...

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Hot water Bottles for Patients Though winter is starting to wrap up and move out, the mornings are still pretty chilly. So our patients in Sickbay are treated to hot water bottles to help them warm up and rest up. While most are mildly appreciative, Golden Girlie Devon loves them! Hot water bottles are a crucial part of our winter care plans for patients. Keeping oneself warm is energetically expensive and so providing hot water bottles enables to the energy focus to remain on healing. Likewise, healing is also dependent on Rest and demonstrated by Devon, hot water bottles help our patients to relax and rest up! 🌿Primates are not pets, keeping them as such is illegal and unethical. Devon is not a pet, she is an ex-orpahn who has been rehabilitated by the Vervet Monkey Foundation, an internationally accredited sanctuary and rehabilitation centre for Vervet Monkeys. Devon is currently in the Sickbay receiving medical care and attention by specially trained carers 🌿 #volunteer #volunteering #southafrica #africa #wildliferescue #wildlifesanctuary #animalsanctuary #monkeysanctuary #travelsouthafrica ...

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Playtime with Ozge! Beau and Serala are in the thick of it now, meeting James Troop one by one. Juvenile Ozge had her turn today and as expected she brought the fun! Even delicate little Beau was happy to join in some rough housing! (Serala on the other hand happy to watch from a distance with a snack in hand!) Like Beau and Serala, Ozge has brain damage. Ozge and her mother were stoned by the people intending on eating them. Where her mother did not survive, Ozge was left with lasting brain damage. And though she has some challenges, Ozge is able to live a normal monkey life amongst the trees. It is Ozge's success as a settled, well adjusted member a troop that gives us hope for these two special babies. She has shown it is possible to overcome serious brain injuries and thrive 🤍 #braininjury #monkeylife #primatesanctuary #monkeysanctuary #wildlifesanctuary #Africa #southafrica #volunteer #volunteering #animallover #gapyear #travelling #vegan ...

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Breakfast with Floki and Cuddy 🥗 Floki and Cuddy have really settled into life as a duo, becoming quite inseperable. At night you'll find them snuggling down together, between their hot water bottle and the teddy of the day, whilst during the day they'll be found playing and sun bathing together. 6-year-old Cuddy has taken a really protective role over Floki, whilst 3 year old Floki has taken his role of protector of their shared resources (food!) very seriously...a marked change from Floki initially squealing angrily at his carers that Cuddy was eating his food. Now they swap and change plates amicably. They have both even started to happy 'zoom' when they see food coming. Floki and Cuddy are in desperate need of a purpose built enclosure, owing to their respective physical difficulties and the need to restore Disneyland in time for incoming orphans. Both Floki and Cuddy suffered severe brain dmaange as juveniles, which has affected both of their mobility and coordination. Our volunteer manager, Ellie, has created a fundraiser for exactly that, a specially adapted enclosure for this special pair. Could you help us build them their new home? If you'd like to donate please click the link in our bio to donate to the gofundme, or alternatively donate through our website www.vervet.za.org #breakfast #breakfastdate #doubletrouble #couple #love #southafrica #primatesanctuary #monkeysanctuary #vegan #travel #yearabroad #volunteer #gapyear #volunteering ...

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Foster mum Meghan with orphan Eamon in the Global troop. Eamon still loves his food and is quite a character. He gets lots of cuddles from the monkeys and has really become part of the troop with his orphan friends Mini Max and Terri. ❤️ ...

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Nothing beats a Braai, good food and great company! Braai's are an integral part of South African Culture, a social event for all occasions, so we like to make sure we have plenty! Our volunteers love to sit around the fire, playing games, talking all things monkey and learning about each other. We try to make sure we have atleast two braais a month, making sure everyone gets to join in, will you join us for our next one? If you'd like to meet like-minded people, work with incredible wildlife and live amongst the African bush email us at info@vervet.za.org to volunteer! #volunteer #volunteering #braai #braaitime #vegan #veganfood #foodie #goodvibes #southafrica #travel #travelafrica #wildlifesanctuary #gapyear #animalsanctuary ...

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Wild troop mamma ❤️ Vervets are very protective of their young, they spend a lot of time grooming them, ensuring they are safe but also allow them to climb and play in the trees getting then used to independence. The wild troop (aka the bandits) show us just how it's done. PC @aaron_prince_llewellyn ...

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Zayda Integrations! 2 year old Zayda has started the next step of her Rehabiliation...meeting the troop! As the samangoes are such a small troop we've had to do things a little differently, introducing juveniles Satchmo and Nino first. Zayda is little wary of the boisterous Satchmo, but is enjoying the somewhat calmer Nino. She's doing well, considering she hadn't seen another samango prior to arriving to us. She met Zea yesterday and it surprised us all. Zea can be a tricky monkey to get on side, but she did, so Zayda must be doing something right! Not long left until hopefully she's released out into troop! 🤞 ...

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Orphan Natsuki was introduced into the Engeltjie troop recently, it took her a while to get used to monkeys after being in human hands for a while but she is now doing great. She's enjoying a nice groom from male Stick in the troop and has made lots of monkey friends. Watch till the end and see adult male Archimedes join in. It's so wonderful to see her progress ❤️ ...

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🌿 Volunteer at the VMF 🌿 A quick snapshot of life at the VMF! There is so much more to do at the VMF that can ever be fit into 42 seconds...so why not volunteer with us and find out? If you're interested in meeting like-minded people, living amongst incredible wildlife, and giving second chances to injured, orphaned and abused monkeys then email us at info@vervet.za.org today! We can't wait to meet you! Thankyou again @alexandrabonade for another amazing reel, we miss you 💛 #volunteer #volunteerabroad #volunteering #travelabroad #travel #travelafrica #Africa #southafrica #vegan #animallover #animalsanctuary #wildlifesanctuary #monkeysanctuary ...

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Lilli & Samango friends livestream with Primate Carer Skye. Thank you all for joining and asking lots of questions. Today Zayda also had her first day of integration with Satchmo & Nino to prepare her for joining the troop. #samango ...

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