International Primate Rescue rescues ex-pet, ex-lab and ex-zoo monkeys and tries to make their lives as comfortable as possible. As a lot of our monkeys have behavioural problems and are not indiginous to South Africa they can never be released back in the wild. Because of this caring for our monkeys is very hands-on.
Currently we have over 120 primates. We have:
Marmosets, Squirrel monkeys, Macaques, Capuchins, Patas monkeys, Mona monkeys and Tamarins
Volunteers tasks are appointed on a weekly basis using a rota system. All jobs are spread between volunteers on site. Most working days are from 9:00 to 16:30 with a 2 hour lunch and once a week a 4am start. Tasks vary from day to day and can include food preparation, feeding the primates, giving supplements and medication, cleaning and enrichment of the enclosures, enclosure building, observations and introductions.
If you want to join us in caring for the monkeys you can book by emailing us at: [email protected]
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This project relies solely on the support of the public and the volunteer fees are integral to our primates survival and the ongoing costs of animal care.