Sunday, January 25, 2009

Adopt a Monkey

Lee Stewart is on a monkey-saving mission in Africa – and has appealed to YEP readers for help.Lee, from Harrogate, manages a Born Free sanctuary in Malawi, which takes in sick or injured or orphaned animals and prepares them to be released back into the wild.

Many of the monkeys Born Free takes in have been orphaned after poachers snatched their parents, either through the illegal bushmeat trade or to sell them on as pets, again on the black market.

Lee and the Born Free Foundation have teamed up with Kellogg's to run an Adopt a Monkey scheme, which, for the price of three packets of cereal, will see a monkey looked after for six months.

Lee, based at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, said: "Where possible the animals, once rehabilitated and ready, are either returned to the wild or to our wilderness zone.

"Those that cannot be released will be cared for the rest of their lives at the centre. We have the chance here of becoming financially self-supporting, and not reliant on international funding long term.

Kellogg's Adopt a Monkey campaign will really help us with that, so please support it."

Animal lovers can adopt their monkey by collecting three special packs of Kellogg's cereal then visiting
The Born Free Foundation has its roots in the classic 1960s film Born Free.

The picture told the story of George and Joy Adamson's fight to return Elsa the lioness to the wild.

Actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna were so moved by the tale they were inspired to launch the foundation.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Information About Monkeys


How many of you out there want a monkey as a pet, but don't really know much about them?

Monkeys like humans are complex creatures and there are many species.

I would recommend a good start is Wikipedia. This is a great site for general information and will cover any gaps in knowledge that you may have.

I recommend the following links...

I also hope to contribute through this blog so keep an eye out for new postings.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to find a Monkey Breeder

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know there is a new site called

It has an e-book which lists of all monkey breeders out there who sell monkeys.

I have searched the web myself and they are not easy to find.

btw - if you ever come across a cheap monkey for sale then be careful - Monkeys are expensive and if it looks too good to be true then it probably is.

There are a lot of Monkey scams out there. Always make sure you visit the breeder in person and never send money first. If you do then you will have lost your cash and received nothing in exchange.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year

Hi, I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and new year.

I thought I would start the year off with another funny monkey video.

I hope you enjoy.