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Orphan Oswald loves his foster mum Luka at Koko troop. ❤ Adult males are having a stand off in the background and Oswald grabs hold of mummy tightly for safety. When Oswald is 3 months old he will be able to join the rest of the troop as he will be independant enough to move further away from mum and get his milk from the specially designed feeding cages placed in the enclosures. This rehabilitation process developed here at the Vervet Monkey Foundation enabling humans to be hands off from as young as 6 weeks old but still have the comfort of a monkey mum and milk bottles. PC @mayz_j ...

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Orphan Lottie has a foster mum Mrs Gold. Claudette-Marie & Edson will join them soon. But for now Lottie is having some quality bonding time after initially not knowing what was going on, she is now settled with her new mum on the sleeping perch and enjoying some grooms. PC @punilu ...

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Meet Yolanda, the 17th orphan to arrive this season, sadly her mum was killed by a car and she was also injured with a dislocated shoulder and leg and head injury. She has been to the vets and had xrays taken and is currently in special care 24hrs a day until she recovers and can be rehabilitated. Today she is much more aware and started drinking from a bottle so.we hope she will get stronger every day. ❤ #primatesarenotpets #primaterehabilitation #primaterescue #wildlifesanctuary ...

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Remember Fritz from last season? He was found huddled in a shed with some injuries and fractures in his arms and was v stressed on arrival curling up in a ball. We gave him a lot of tlc and special care. He is now a yr older and lives in Goliath troop with his monkey friends Art, Marja-Liisa, Aurora and the rest of the troop. #wildliferehabilitation #primaterewcue #trooplife PC @markfergus ...

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Seeti is the 16th orphan to arrive during this vervet birthing season at the Vervet Monkey Foundation, South Africa. Seeti was found alone in someone's garden with no mum or troop around. He was kept in human hands for a few weeks before bringing him to us and he arrived able to drink from a milk bottle. On arrival he had some old cuts, was bloated and has mouth thrush. He has settled in well and will join the other orphans soon before meeting his monkey foster mum. Vervet monkeys do not abandon their young, if a baby is found alone it usually means the mum has been killed by someone sadly. If you find an injured or orphaned vervet monkey please contact a wildlife sanctuary immediately so the right care can be given. The orphans we receive are just a small part of what goes on here in South Africa, a huge amount of vervets are shot, hunted, stoned, used as muti, poisoned or killed by cars every year and the baby is left clinging to his dead mum or found alone weak, dehydrated and malnourished without his mother's milk. #humanwildlifeconflict #primaterehabilitation #monkeysarenotpets PC @mayz_j ...

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Claudette-Marie who arrived with a wound from a bullet that killed her mum, is thankfully doing very well now. She along with other orphans around her age Lottie and Edson will be meeting their monkey foster mums next week at Goliath troop as the next step of their rehabilitation. #humanwildlifeconflict #primatesarentpets. PC @girardsidonie ...

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Orphan #15 arrived a couple of days ago called Chaim which means 'life'. He was found alone on the road, his mum suspected to have been killed by a car. He has been doing great since arrival considering the loss of his mum. He drinks well from a bottle and slept on a teddybear during the night near his human carers. PC @easterbecky #notpets #primaterescue ...

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Send lots of healing love to our latest arrival this afternoon baby #16, named Yolanda, her mum was killed by a car, she has a deep wound on her arm and grazes and bruising on her head. She is mostly only able to lay down, has had rehydration, pain meds and treatment for shock and tomorrow first thing she will go to the vets. For now she is curled up on her teddy bear fast asleep after eating a little grapes, apple & banana and will stay in human care 24hrs a day. If you would like to help towards her care, the link is in the bio. ❤ ❤ ❤ ...

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Orphan Oswald arrived extremely dehydrated and malnourished. Yesterday he met his foster mum Luka at Koko troop. He is like a different monkey, so content in her arms. Luka carries Oswald around everywhere, he drinks his milk well, eats and seems very happy with his new mum. We are so proud of how far he has come. ❤ ...

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Orphans Roddy, Daisy-Mae & Gio with foster mums Pan & Martha at Skunkey enjoying breakfast together. Tomorrow Kappi will also join them so they can all be reunited. PC @punilu ...

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Orphan Daisy-Mae with foster mum Martha. Roddy, Daisy-Mae and now Gio are at Skunkey foster mums, Kappi will join them shortly. ...

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All virtual adoptions Black Friday Special until Monday 29th Nov including new Charlotte adoption. Receive updates on your favourite monkeys, make great gifts and helps the monkeys at the same time. https://blog.vervetmonkey.africa/adopt-a-monkey/ or check out our website and teespring shop www.vervet.za.org ...

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Orphans Finley, Mini-Max & Terri on a baby train whilst their carers prepare their new milk bottles close by. We have had a lot of v young orphans arrive, some of these were literally just a couple of days old on arrival, we call these 'the teeny tinies'... Some of the other orphans have been moved to meet potential foster mums but these 3 will stay in the Disneyland area for now until they are big enough to move. If you would like to help towards their care, any contribution no matter what size helps. Sadly we are now at 14 orphans all whose mums have been killed and it's not even December so we certainly have our hands full caring for them all. Link is in the bio. ...

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Meet Lottie orphan #12 this season. A couple saw her mum was not well the previous evening and tried to offer her food and water but sadly by morning she had died. They suspect she was bitten by a snake but we aren't sure. She has been calling for mum a lot but now has a new orphan friend who arrived today....story to follow. ...

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Goodnight from orphan Daisy-Mae & foster mum Martha on their first night together ❤ ...

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Orphan Daisy-Mae met foster mum Martha today. It was an eventful start with first trying both Kappi & Daisy-Mae together but Daisy-Mae was clinging to Kappi too much instead of a mum. So we tried her alone this afternoon and it worked great, Martha picked her up and has been carrying her around as if she were her own. She is now cuddled up with foster Mum Martha on a sleeping perch, has drank well and spending their first night together. Over the next few days we will add some of the other orphans. Look out for the foster mum livestream on youtube this weekend 🌙 ❤ #primaterehabilitation #monkeyfostermum ...

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Cosimo the orphan collected recently has taken a while to settle in, he was v distressed without his mum so has had a lot of comfort. Here he is in his first few days crying for mum but he is getting much better and has now joined some friends in the disneyland area. PC @punilu ...

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Tomorrow's livestream on youtube 7.20am GMT (+2). Don't forget to tune in Sun 21st Nov to watch these orphan bundles and see how they progress. The link is in the story... https://youtu.be/lv8B1f58aTE ...

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