"We devote our time to rescuing and rehabilitating injured Vervet Monkeys, as well as educating the public why the monkeys are here, why monkeys behave the way they do, the things people should do or not do when monkeys are around and how to humanely keep monkeys away from those places where they are not welcome."

- Steve and Carol -

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RESCUE. REHABILITATE. EDUCATE.

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FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP US KEEP DOING THE WORK WE DO

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ADOPT A MONKEY

We can all agree that these beautiful little creatures just melt your heart and make you want to cuddle them all day.  However, we can also all agree that these incredible animals are not meant to be pets. 

 

So when we say "Adopt a Monkey" we don't mean that you get to pick one up and take it home to be your new pet. 

It means that you will make a difference and give hope to a little soul, contributing to it's recovery and rehabilitation.  You have chosen to be the provider and care caretaker for that monkey which is a special privilege.

VOLUNTEER

Experience beautiful South Africa in a way that no one else can offer.  

​Volunteer with us and discover why it's a once in a lifetime adventure.

  • Daily animal rescues

  • Sanctuary work

  • Food preparation for animals

  • Veterinary visits and care

  • Social time

  • Vegan meals

  • South African hospitality in a friendly home environment​​

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RESCUES

Monkey Helpline responds to more than 1000 rescue call-outs every year – an average of at least three monkey rescue call-outs every day, and their injuries range from wounds sustained during fights with other monkeys, dog bites, being run over by motor vehicles, electrocution, being snared, trapped or poisoned, being shot with air (pellet) guns, catapults, paintball guns, firearms and being caught-up or injured on security razor-wire. 

 

Over eighty percent of the monkeys we rescue, irrespective of the reason why, have got air gun pellets lodged in their bodies. A number of rescues each year concern monkeys who are simply sick, debilitated by illness, and once treated and recovered they are easily, but correctly, released back into their home territory.

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MONKEY HELPLINE PATRON

We are elated to announce that Philip Wollen, well-known Australian philanthropist who has donated millions to improving the environment and helping the powerless — children, animals and the terminally ill — around the world, has joined our team as "Patron of Monkey Helpline". 

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