Wild Futures Newsletter Winter 2019

Monkey Sanctuary update, Kirsty's Story and much more...

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No. 47

Protecting primates and habitats worldwide Registered charity No: 1102532

IN THIS ISSUE: Monkey Sanctuary Update, Kirsty’s Story, Campaigns Update and more…

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The festive season is approaching fast. For millennia in

the UK, no matter your creed, this has been when we

take the time to celebrate with those that matter to us;

our families and friends; traditionally with food prepared,

shared and enjoyed together. We human primates are

essentially social creatures who thrive on this time of

giving and receiving, making memories in the warmth of

our homes on cold winter nights. Of course, for many, this time of year can be especially

difficult when these opportunities are simply not available. Our primate cousins who share

their forever home at the Wild Futures Sanctuary also share that need to live and socialise

with their own monkey families and friends. They and all the primates caught up in the

primate pet trade have suffered the loss of family and lived in cruel cages with diets that

often cause chronic health problems. So far from their natural habitat, these individuals,

each with their own personality and character, depend on us humans to defend their

welfare and provide a quality of life.

The Wild Futures mantra is always that we must turn off the tap, not just mop up the mess.

We have lobbied, educated and campaigned for effective legislation for many years and

our supporters have joined us all the way, not the least by signing our petitions to end the

primate pet trade. Suddenly, it looks possible that we as a country may be taking another

step towards this goal: See our Campaigns update in this issue to see why there may be a

cause for hope. We know there is cross party support for change, rest assured that we will

do our best to make those changes as meaningful as possible.

The upswelling of interest and passion around the climate crisis, personified by a young

Swedish girl addressing the United Nations, also spurs us on. Every species of primate

depends on us for their survival, from every forest or savannah they call home.

Meanwhile there are so many monkeys who need help. Please remember to put the Big

Give date in your diary – for one week in December your donations will be matched,

making double the difference to the beautiful marmosets in our care.

Every person who supports Wild Futures by giving their time or money, from pocket money

savings to corporate sponsorship, makes it possible for our charity to make a monkey life

better. The Wild Futures team will be raising a glass to you all this Christmas – Thank You!

Best Wishes,


Wild Futures, Murrayton House, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1NZ

Tel: 01503 262532 • Email: info@wildfutures.org

Web: wildfutures.org • monkeysanctuary.org • adoptamonkey.org





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We’ve had another busy summer season

with lots of visitors learning all about

the monkeys at the Sanctuary, the UK

primate pet trade, and British Wildlife!

Thank you so much to everyone that has

visited this year.

With lots of sunshine over the past few

months, the monkeys have been spending

lots of time outside foraging, grooming and

relaxing in the warmth! But the sunshine

in Cornwall is never that reliable, and

with winter fast approaching, we spent our

summer months making sure the monkey

enclosures were ready for another winter.

We even built a second silo to store the

pellets for our biomass boiler, which is

a sustainable heat source and the most

economical way for us to heat all the indoor

enclosures to over 20 degrees all year round!


Since our last newsletter, we’ve sadly

experienced more loss with Mickey, Grips,

and Josh all passing away. Both Mickey

and Josh died due to age-related health

issues, and Grips due to complications from

his diabetes. We remember Mickey as a

courageous and friendly monkey, whose

small size and stature never held her back.

Grips was a young, bright and very intelligent

monkey, who loved his food! Josh will

always be remembered as a calm, confident

alpha male who always wanted to make

new friends. They are all dearly missed.

We’ve had many tough moments over

the past few months and our amazing

supporters have helped us through,

with kind words, offers of support, and

donations for the monkeys. We remain

positive by focusing on some of our

triumphs over the last few months. Olly,

who we rescued back in March, has now

successfully socialised into the weeper

capuchin group. We are so excited to

see how this continues to develop for the

whole group as they adjust to their new

social environment!

As you may already know, we regularly swap

which enclosures the capuchin groups are

in, as a form of environmental enrichment,

but it’s been some time since the woolly

monkeys and the capuchins did a swap, so

we did just that! They all loved the change

of scenery and the chance to explore new

spaces, particularly Pablo who really enjoyed

being back in the ‘gym’ enclosure, which is

one of his all-time favourites!


The Barbary macaques have been relaxing

and having a chilled-out summer! They’ve

really enjoyed foraging through the lush

vegetation within their enclosures; some

of their favourite plants to eat grow during

the summer months and there is plenty to

go around!


The marmosets have been very active

jumping and playing on their new

hammocks, ladders and swings –which are

made by our interns from donated firehose!

We are also very excited to be taking part

in the Big Give Christmas Challenge again

this year. We are raising money for a brand

new marmoset enclosure. Find out more

on page 8 and keep an eye on our social

media for more updates!

Beattie on a fire-hose ladder

Donating gifts in kind is a wonderful

way for companies and individuals

to donate items for the monkeys

or the charity directly. Receiving

gifts in kind is also a great way for

us to be able to provide things for

the monkeys that they may not

normally get, and also gives us

equipment to use that we would

not be able to buy ourselves.

We want to say a huge thank you to:

• ASSA ABLOY Ltd (Yale

Locks) for their loyal and longterm

donations of padlocks and

snib locks.

• Eliza Tinsley for their continuing

donations of rings-on-plates and

bolts to help us hang enrichment

for the monkeys.

• Corinna Thuelen and Gabi

Douglass for continuing to go

above and beyond to support Wild


• Viridian for their life-giving

donations of vital vitamins for the


• Tecni Ltd for continuing to

donate clips so we can hang ropes

and other items in the monkey


• TESCO Ivybridge for continuing

to collect nuts for the monkeys to


• Jane Goldsack and Graeme

Sandford for their continued

support and food parcels for the


• Rob Griffith and BMc Equip for

donating a much-needed printer

and copier for our offices.

• Cireson for continuing to

donate essential funds every

quarter to help us continue our


• Radioswap for an amazing

donation of 15 radios so the team

can communicate and keep safe.

Find out more about the important

day-to-day items we are in need

of at www.wildfutures.org/


Please pass this newsletter on to a friend or neighbour to raise awareness of our work.

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Kirsty’s Story

Kirsty was kept as a pet in a couple

of different places before arriving at

The Monkey Sanctuary in 2011, but

like many of the monkeys we rescue

from the pet trade, a lot of her history

is unknown. We do know that she was

initially kept as a pet with another

monkey called Archie and when they

were rehomed to a new owner, Archie

sadly passed away.

Kirsty was then put with two weeper

capuchins, Gucci, who she shared a

cage with, and Kwango, who lived in

an adjacent cage. As Kirsty is a different

species of capuchin to Gucci and

Kwango, she would have struggled to

communicate with them effectively, as

their vocalisations and behaviours are

different, which could have caused

issues in certain scenarios. Sadly, their

cages were barren, and they were

provided with little stimulation to keep

their intelligent minds active.

Kirsty’s Old Home

Kirsty lived there for 11 years until

their owner became too unwell to care

for them, and all 3 were rescued by

Wild Futures. Kirsty initially seemed

very timid, but that all changed when

she first spotted other black-capped

capuchins here at the Sanctuary!

Finally able to communicate with

monkeys of her own kind, Kirsty

grew in confidence day by day, and

was soon meeting many other blackcapped

capuchins and making lots of

new friends.

Kirsty’s integration with an existing

black-capped group at the Sanctuary

meant a separation from her longterm

companion Gucci, but Gucci

and Kwango joined a group of weeper

capuchins just like them – so it was a

happy ending for all.

Kwango and Kirsty

Kirsty arrived with a few health issues,

including an abdominal hernia, low

body weight, and cracked teeth. She also

displayed abnormal behaviours of overgrooming

and hair-plucking. Primates

will naturally groom themselves and each

other in the wild, but in an unnatural

setting, they often over-groom themselves.

Bald patches on Kirsty’s legs and tail

In some cases, like Kirsty’s, they continue

to pick out their fur until the skin hardens

to protect itself so no more fur grows

back. Kirsty has bald back legs and a bald

tail, all due to the boredom and stress she

experienced during her time as a pet.

Currently, Kirsty lives with Tam, Joey and

Charlie Brown. Even though she is the

only female in the group, and low ranking,

she does not let the boys boss her about –

if she wants something she will get it! She

likes to spend a lot of her time foraging

for bugs and grubs in the lush vegetation

within her enclosures, and is happy to do

this alone or with the other boys.

Kirsty and

Gucci still get to see each

other from time to time when their groups

are moved to neighbouring enclosures.

Kirsty at The Monkey Sanctuary

Even though they speak a different

language and cannot really understand

each other’s behaviour, they both go

over to greet each other and make lots of

happy noises, so their bond has clearly

never gone away!

Kirsty in the trees

You can adopt Kirsty and help

support Wild Futures by visiting


Foraging in the grass


Campaigns update:

We have recently had some exciting

developments with our campaigns work

and we want to take this opportunity to

update you.

Old home of a rescued pet capuchin

In July we attended a round table meeting

with other animal welfare organisations

regarding the exotic pet trade. We, along

with others, advocate the introduction of a

positive list to regulate which animals can

be kept as pets in the UK. Although we do

not outwardly campaign against the exotic

trade as a whole, we do not agree with

any wild animal being kept in a domestic

setting, so working together with people to

introduce a positive list will help protect

not just primates but all wild animals in

the trade. It was a really inspiring meeting

with good connections being made and

lots of ideas on how we can work together.

Old home of a rescued pet marmoset

Not long after our meeting on the exotic

trade, we were contacted by Labour MP

Luke Pollard, as he wanted to visit the

Sanctuary to launch the news that the next

Labour government will end the private

ownership of primates in the UK. It was

great to meet Luke and talk about Labour’s

manifesto for animal welfare, where they

not only state they will end the UK primate

pet trade, but also regulate sanctuaries

and rescue centres, another cause close to

our hearts.

It was an extremely promising visit, and

fantastic news that we strongly welcome!

In response to Labour launching their

manifesto, the Government highlighted

that they are also working on ending the

UK primate pet trade!

What an exciting couple of days having the

two main political parties in the UK talking

about primates as pets and bringing that

trade to an end!

We have had a lot of cross-party support

over the years for our campaign to end

the private ownership of primates in the

UK, with voices from Conservatives,

Labour, Liberal Democrats, and Scottish

National Party all adding their support to

the campaign.

Rescued capuchins socialising

As we write this article, we have received

news that the Government has committed

to a consultation on the trade and keeping

of privately owned primates, including an

option to ban, which is fantastic news.

That, along with the Labour Party

committing to ending the trade and private

ownership of primates, is something we

have fought hard on for many years.

Let us keep the momentum going to

ensure that all parties agree. Let your MP

know that a ban is a must by writing to

them today!

We will be talking with MPs from various

parties to make sure their promises are kept

and we are hoping to work with them to

guarantee the best results for primates in

the trade. We will keep you updated as

much as we can!

Thank you for your continued support,

we could not have got this far without

your help.

Thank You


Over the last two years, we

have been applying to grant

making trusts for help with

our core funding and also for

monkey welfare.

Trust fundraising refers to the

process of asking for support

from trusts and foundations

that are empowered to make

grants for charitable purposes.

We send in applications to

trusts and foundations that

we fall into the criteria for,

and we are delighted to have

been successful in some of our

applications, and wish to say a

huge thank you to the following

organisations for supporting us.

The 29th May 1961

Charitable Trust

Michael Chamberlayne

Charitable Trust

The Spear Charitable Trust

The Walker 597 Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust

Mrs D M France-Hayhurst

Charitable Trust

The H B Allen

Charitable Trust

Marjorie Coote Animal

Welfare Charity

The Beryl Evetts & Robert Luff

Animal Welfare Trust Ltd

Michael and Shirley Hunt

Charitable Trust



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Staff Profile – Hayley Oliver

What challenges have you faced during

your time at Wild Futures?

Roccita’s Red

Lentil Chili


• ½ tsp pepper

• ½ tsp dried thyme

• 1 tsp salt

• 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil

• 1 tbsp coriander

• 3 garlic cloves (diced)

• 150g dry red lentils

• 400ml water or

vegetable stock

• 1 tin chopped tomatoes

• 1 sweet potato

(chopped into chunks)

• 1 onion (chopped into chunks)

• 2 carrots (chopped

into chunks)


1. Heat oil in large pot over a

medium heat.

2. Add onions, cook

until softened.

3. Add garlic, coriander, salt,

pepper and thyme. Cook

until brown.

4. Add sweet potato, carrots,

lentils, tomatoes and water/


5. When pot comes to a boil,

cover and turn heat to low.

Let simmer.

6. Leave until sweet potato

and carrots are soft, around

30-40 minutes.


Recipe adapted from


How did you first get involved with

Wild Futures?

Whilst travelling in South America

I assisted some primatologists and

PhD students with their research on

endangered primates. Their enthusiasm

and dedication was infectious, and I fell

into a vocation without realising it. Seeing

wild monkeys is incredibly moving and

a sentiment which forever remains. I

returned to the UK and volunteered at

Wild Futures for three months and was

astounded to hear that the rescued

monkeys had been previously kept

as pets. It was such a stark contrast to

the wild monkeys I had just seen. The

hard work and dedication of Wild

Futures to rehabilitate these monkeys

was completely commendable, and a

worthy cause I wanted to get involved

with. I stayed for a year and a half,

only leaving to do my MSc in Primate

Conservation. I returned as an intern

and was later employed as a member of

the Primate Care Team. I am extremely

proud to work for Wild Futures, and feel

incredibly fortunate to have my role in

an organisation which is as dedicated

and ambitious as they are.

What is your role?

Hayley making Enrichment

As a Primate Caregiver, I work with the

Barbary macaques, the woolly monkeys

and the marmosets. We provide a high

level of care to all the species here, and

although it is hard work at times, the

benefits to the monkeys that we see

is the reward. I am also the Volunteer

Coordinator, managing our volunteers

and their rota. We have around 100

volunteers every year and it is always

refreshing to have new people come in

with their enthusiasm and ideas.

As a small charity it can be a challenge

to work within the constraints of our

budgets. We are very lucky to have

an amazing amount of supporters that

send vouchers or resource and food

donations, which help provide the

items that we so desperately need.

What inspires you?

On marmoset routine

How hard people work! Their endurance

and resilience is astounding. I work with

some amazingly tenacious people, and

they all do what they do because this is

not a job; it most certainly is a vocation

and the cause means everything.

What do you hope to achieve in

the future?

I hope to continue to make life for the

monkeys I work with the best it can be.

I also hope that a ban on the UK primate

pet trade is introduced; I think it would be

a real achievement for us and all the hard

work that Wild Futures has done. I feel

a real sense of change in attitudes from

the public towards primate exploitation,

whether as pets or as entertainment,

which brings a real relief. I believe, within

my lifetime, I will see great changes with

regards to how we treat animals and how

we protect natural areas around us.

Hayley with Volunteers

Can you find them all?









Word Search












1. How many species of

monkey are known to exist?

Under 100, 100-200,

or over 200?

2. Do all monkeys live in trees?

3. True or false: monkeys

are mammals?


Introducing Noodle, our office dog! Noodle comes into the office with Becky

(Finance Administrator) and makes sure to keep away from the monkeys!

She is very good at distracting the office team by asking for lots of

cuddles! Noodle has a fact that she would like to share with you all:

‘Unlike dogs, primates do not make good pets! It makes them

sad and stressed, when they should be happy and free!’

Can you guess what this

zoomed in picture is of?


1. Over 200! 2. No, some species of monkey live on the ground! 3. True!

Picture answer It’s a marmoset’s ear!


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The Big Give



One Donation -

Twice the Impact!

We are so excited to be taking part

in this year’s Big Give Christmas

Challenge, thanks to some wonderful

supporters who have pledged £2,000

between them. A huge thank you to

our pledgers this year:

Bromhead Accountants

Gibson’s Ice Cream

Publicity South West


We have also been lucky enough

to receive support from The Reed

foundation who have pledged a

further £2000 in matched funding!

This year we are aiming to raise

£8000 in just one week to build

another marmoset enclosure to

give a more suitable forever home

to our rescued marmoset family!

The Christmas Challenge 2019 will

take place from 12pm (midday)

Tues 3rd December – 12pm

(midday) Tues 10th December

If you donate through our Big Give

Challenge between those dates your

gift will be doubled by matched

funding from our pledgers! That

means if you donate £10.00 it will

automatically double to £20.00!

Remember, save the date as donations

will not be doubled until midday on

Tuesday 3rd December, and look out

for more information from us closer

to the time on our Facebook and

E-news on how to donate!

Please put the date in your diary to

make double the difference!

Wildlife Myths

Ducks like to eat bread

Whilst ducks will eat bread thrown to

them, it isn’t always good for them at

all. Bread is a carbohydrate and has

little nutritional value for birds. It can

fill them up and stop them eating food

that will give them the nutrients they

need. If ducks are regularly fed bread it

can cause them dietary problems.

There are plenty of items to be

found in most people’s kitchens that

will not cause ducks any problems

should you want to feed our quacky

friends. Any oats and grains, carrot

peelings (chopped), defrosted frozen

sweetcorn and peas, lettuce (in small

pieces), seeds, and you can even buy

duck food!


Bats are blind

It is a common myth that bats are blind,

but in fact, all species of bats can see;

some even better than humans! What

is true is that bats are nocturnal and

their ears are more important than

their eyes as they use echolocation to

navigate their environment and catch

insects. Sadly, many species of bats are

in decline in the UK and need our help!

To make your garden bat friendly, you

can put up bat boxes and have plants

such as, evening primrose, dahlia,

honeysuckle and thyme that will entice

nocturnal insects that the bats can

feed on!


Milk is good for hedgehogs

Not true! Hedgehogs are lactose

intolerant and milk can give them

diarrhoea! Providing water in a shallow

bowl is much better for them. To make

your garden hedgehog friendly, provide

lots of vegetation for them to hide in or

even buy/make a hedgehog house that

can give them somewhere to hibernate

for the winter. Leaving food out such as

tinned dog or cat food, is also a huge help

as it will help them fatten up to survive

their winter hibernation!

And do not worry about fleas – any fleas

a hedgehog may carry are hedgehog

specific – they will not want to be on us

or any of our pets! Hedgehogs usually

hibernate in October/ November although

in mild winters they are sometimes active

until December. If you see a hedgehog out

in the daytime in winter, call your local

rescue centre – as they may need help!

Earthworm chopped in half becomes

two worms

This is not true! If an earthworm is

chopped in two its head may be able

to survive and grow a new tail, but the

tail end won’t. It is true that worms

are important for your garden as they

provide a natural drainage system and

also a natural fertilizer. They are often

referred to as the gardener’s best friend!

Spiders should not be in a house

Spiders are a great addition to any

household! They’re not aggressive

towards humans, and do a wonderful job

of keeping the insect population under

control! Insects can carry and spread

diseases, so leave the spiders and their

webs in the corners of your home where

they will quietly continue keeping it clean

and insect free!

Spider web

Facts about Primates

From the tiny mouse lemur, to the

large eastern gorilla – there are

hundreds of species of primate all

over the globe that are each unique

in their own way. We wanted to share

some interesting facts with you about

the primate species that live here

at the Monkey Sanctuary. Primates

are fascinating, and have unique

adaptations that make them perfectly

suited for their natural habitat.

Woolly Monkeys:

Woolly monkeys have prehensile tails,

which are almost like another limb.

They are able to hold the entire body

weight of the monkey allowing them

to hang only by the tail. They also have

skin on the end of their tail that has a

unique print – just like our fingertips!

A woolly monkey’s fur is both

insect repellent and waterproof! Both

very handy adaptations to have in

the rainforest!

Woolly monkey

Common marmosets:

Common marmosets, unlike most other

primate species, have claws on their

fingers instead of nails! This helps them

to grip onto tree bark when climbing.

They can also use these nails to help

them extract gum from inside of trees –

which is a vital part of their diet.

Common marmosets give birth to twins,

and the male does the majority of the

care for the young (aside from feeding).

Older siblings that are still in the family

group will also carry the young around

so they can learn skills ready for when

they become parents themselves.


Capuchins are extremely intelligent as

far as monkeys go! They were the first

monkey species seen to use tools in

the wild. They can use stones to crack

open nuts, and have been known to

use different types of stones for better

results. Some will even put the nut in

the prime position for cracking it! They

have also been observed washing their

food in water to remove any sand or

dirt before they eat it!

Capuchin monkeys will “urine wash”

– which is exactly what it sounds like!

They urinate over their hands and feet

and proceed to rub the urine all over their

body. There are a few different theories as

to why they may do this, one of the main

ones being to mark their territory.


Barbary macaques:

Barbary macaques have pouches

that start inside their cheeks and go

partway down the neck to allow for

food storage. This can be useful for lowranking

individuals who need to grab

lots of food quickly and store it in their

cheeks before being chased off!

Barbary macaques do a lot of yawning

– but they are not necessarily tired!

Most of the time their yawns are used as

a way to show off their impressive teeth

as a reminder to others of the damage

they can do!

Barbary macaque


Help a



Adopting a monkey helps us

give the monkeys a safe and

happy home for life.

From just £3.00 a month, or

£36.00 a year, you will be

helping towards the care

of your adopted monkey,

as well as helping our vital

charity work of educating

and campaigning against the

UK primate pet trade, helping

overseas projects protect

and conserve primates and

their habitats, and conserving

natural habitats through

sustainable living!

Adopting a monkey could

not be easier; simply visit

adoptamonkey.org and choose

which monkey adoption you

would like to receive. As part

of your adoption, you will

receive a cuddly monkey toy,

a personalised certificate,

a photo and story of your

adopted monkey, newsletters

and discounted entrance to

our Monkey Sanctuary in


You could also adopt a

monkey for someone you love

this Christmas! Adopting a

monkey makes a perfect gift

for all ages and also helps

primates in need!

As your present directly

supports the work of Wild

Futures charity, you can rest

assured that someone you

love has a quality gift that

will also be helping to make

a difference to primates and

habitats worldwide!

Your support really does

help to make our vital work

possible. Thank you!

To adopt a monkey today visit


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Shop with Wild Futures

If you are looking for the perfect

Christmas gift, or an excuse to

spoil yourself, then why not

check out our online shop.

With all proceeds going directly

back to Wild Futures, your

purchase will be helping us

continue our vital work!

We have amazing kids t-shirts for

those little monkey enthusiasts out

there –adult hoodies for our older

Wild Futures’ supporters and lots

of other fantastic merchandise.

Such as our lovely t-towels

and cute cuddly toys. We even

have items perfect for Christmas

stocking fillers!

The proceeds go towards helping

us to care for the monkeys at the

Monkey Sanctuary, as well as

campaign and educate against

the cruel primate pet trade in

the UK. Please visit our shop

website www.wildfutures.org/

shop to have a browse and place

an order.

Monkey Backpack

Children’s Blue T-shirt

Cuddly Monkey

Colobus Hanging Monkey

Adults Organic Grey Hoodie

Wild Futures Mug

Hanging monkey

Adults Organic Blue Hoodie

Hanging Ring-Tailed Lemur

Stocking Filler - Roller Stamp

Reusable bag Tea Towel

Stocking Filler - Plastic mugs Stocking Filler - Slap Bands

Stocking Filler - Recycled notebook

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Thank you to our supporters

None of our work would be possible without our

wonderful supporters, so we want to say the biggest

thank you to you! To everyone that has donated to

Wild futures, adopted a monkey, sent them food

parcels, and spread the word about why the UK

primate pet trade should end, thank you!

None of what you help us do goes unnoticed and

your words of condolence and encouragement

when we have to say goodbye to a monkey and your

excitement and support when we share good news

is overwhelming, and makes our sometimes very

difficult jobs so much easier. As 2019 winds down,

we look towards 2020 with renewed hope that we

will be one step closer to ending the UK primate

pet trade, but we cannot do it without you. It is

your support and assistance that will help us make

it a reality, and we hope you will continue on this

journey with us.

We want to take this opportunity to wish you all a

very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and

thank you so much for your continued support.


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www.wildfutures.org | info@wildfutures.org | www.monkeysanctuary.org Newsletter No. 47

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