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Orphan #28 is called Dabney. She is approx 10 weeks old and was a little dehydrated on arrival but is now drinking milk and eating. We received a call that someone had a monkey that someone had given them so eventually she ended up at the sanctuary. We don't know her full story or why her mum was killed. It is illegal to keep indigenous monkeys as pets in South Africa so if one is found alone without their troop then pls call a primate rehabilitation centre immediately. She has made friends with new arrival Eamon this week. #notpets #primatesarenotpets PC @connie.needham ...

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Floki enjoys some berries from a white Berry Bush. We try to ensure the monkeys get different types of indigenous vegetation depending what's available in the season. PC @easterbecky ...

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Mini Max is getting big, he will be going for another x-ray soon for his leg with the pin in. He is still having his rehabilitation exercises twice a day and we hope he will be able to get a foster mum soon. PC @easterbecky ...

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Orphan 26 (left) is called Ricky-Joe. His mum was shot and he was taken in by a vet who took him to Johannesburg Wildlife vets. We estimate he is about 7 weeks old. He's much more timid and nervous than the others. Orphan 27 (right) is called Candi. Her story was quite unclear but her mum was possibly shot and handed over to Johannesburg Wildlife vets from another rescue. We estimate Candi is around 10-12 weeks old. She is v protective over Ricky-Joe and quite confident. PC @connie.needham ...

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Meet Bobby the 25th orphan this season. He was found all alone at a dam and kept illegally as a pet for a short while before being given up due to nipping the children. Johannesburg Wildlife vets brought him to us, we estimate he’s around 8 weeks old. #notpets #primatesarenotpets PC @connie.needham ...

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Meet Josh the 24th orphan to arrive this season. He is already a big boy and currently staying with Spirit in the Neverland area. He was bought from a person who was selling him illegally on the street. The seller was spinning him around and walking him with a leash. He was not physically well, very skinny and in a dirty place. Thankfully a kind lady organised to take him to Chimp Eden where we collected him. ...

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Foster mum Panacur along with her foster daughter Peggy grooming orphans Terri & Seeti at Koko. As Terri is so independant we weren't sure how the bond would go but yesterday and today were great days for them. ...

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Orphan Sky King just living up to his name 😍 PC @sophielines_x_x ...

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Yolanda who was hit by a car moved in with the other orphans at Disneyland area after given the all clear from the vets. Her right arm still has a way to go but has improved and she has some grip. So for now here she is having a cuddle with orphans Mini Max and Momo. We are so happy she could finally join some other monkeys. ❀ 😍 PC @sophielines_x_x ...

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Floki's visit to the vet after his second surgery. He had a femoral head removal in his right leg more than a yr ago but unfortunately he ended up needing further surgery. You may remember that Floki was found being sold on the side of the road with his legs tied so he couldn't run away which caused him severe damage and trauma. Today is good news, the vet said he is gaining strength and has given us some more rehab exercises for him which our care team will be doing twice a day. He has also got the green light to be let out of his restricted cage into a larger area at the back of Disneyland. Volunteer Manager Ellie @ellieluisa who named Floki will be doing a fundraiser in the coming weeks as he is so dear to her heart with everything he has been through. ❀ ...

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Yolanda's visit to the vets went well today. Her shoulder was dislocated more than 5 weeks ago after her mum was killed by a car and she took some of the impact, she also couldn't walk properly on her right leg. Yolanda has been wearing a sling on and off and we have done a few gentle rehab exercises for her. From today she now has new exercises twice a day to gain some muscle and help with stiffness and her right leg has also recovered. Exciting news is that she was also given the go ahead for her to meet other baby monkeys in the Disneyland area so she can play so she had lots of fun today when she got back and got a lot of hugs from Mini Max, Sky King, Momo and Zebulon. ...

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Orphan #23 is called Spirit. His mum was killed and he was kept at another non vervet primate sanctuary for a few weeks until they found us at the Vervet Monkey Foundation. Dave's sister Sandy was bringing 2 volunteers Sophie & Chiney through so they collected him on the way. After his initial couple of days, he is now playing and staying with our other new arrival Josh. ...

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This week orphans Roddy, Kappi, Daisy-Mae and Gio were released into the Skunkey enclosure with their foster mums. Here is a sneak preview of Kappi being carried out by foster mum Pan. Don't forget to watch our weekly youtube series to see how the rest went. PC @ellisechristineh ...

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Update from VMF baby mum @connie.needham on the current orphaned babies in the Disneyland area Mini Max, Momo, Zebulon and Sky King before they move to their next stage of rehabilitation. They will then be introduced with monkey foster mums before they can join a troop with their new family. Don't forget to watch them on the weekend youtube livestreams. #notpets #primaterehabilitation #orphanedmonkey #babymonkey ...

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Mini Max dreaming of the day he will get to meet his monkey foster mum. He has had to stay in human care longer than anticipated as he had a pin put in his broken leg which has taken a long time to regain full function. He is having some rehab exercises everyday to help him and prevent muscle atrophy so we really hope it's not too long. PC @connie.needham ...

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Orphans Terri & Seeti went to Koko foster mums today, the monkeys were slow to come around. Adult female Panacur came in and also her foster daughter Peggy, both were good with the babies but the babies didn't sleep on the perch at night as we would like so for safety reasons they are back in human care tonight and we will try again tomorrow. They had a big day today and another big one tomorrow.... To see more progress on foster mums there will be a LIVESTREAM on instagram of the Skrow babies Finley, Yonds, Cosimo & Chaim Tuesday afternoon, look out for it.... ...

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Zebulon is getting bigger and practicing his climbing ready for when he meets a foster mum. PC @connie.needham ...

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Baby Cosimo with foster mums Mulan and Polar is enjoying his new family and drinking his milk well too. We are so happy for him. Soon baby Chaim will join them at Skrow troop now that Cosimo is settled. ❀ PC @punilu ...

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Thank you to everyone who has been involved in some way no matter how small or big, together you all make a big difference to these monkeys lives. THANK YOU ❀ Don't forget to check out our weekend youtube livestreams. ...

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