Olivia is an Owl Monkey, the only nocturnal monkey in the world. She was confiscated in a cruelty raid at a hoarder’s residence in New York and Wild Wonders was asked if we could provide her with a permanent home. During the raid Olivia was found in a small bird cage with stale donuts and fecal matter. Today Olivia is a busy, healthy, and affectionate Owl Monkey that loves to ride around on staff members’ shoulders eating bananas. She lives in a large enclosure in her forever home with her boyfriend Lou, another Owl Monkey that came to Wild Wonders from a lab in Florida. Her trainers are working hard to make her feel comfortable enough to be a “creature-teacher.” Unfortunately many Owl Monkeys find their way into the United States because they have been obtained for research uses in labs engaged in Malaria research as they are resistant to the parasites that cause the disease. These little guys are awake all night and need lots of toys or stimulation during the hours we are asleep. Your adoption fees will help us buy the toys and training tools necessary to keep these little creatures busy and healthy.
Adoptions are for one year and include:
- an adoption certificate
- a mention on our Friends of Wild Wonders Ambassadors webpage,
- a 4×6 photo of your animal
- a fact sheet on your animal’s species, and
- one free voucher to schedule a visit to our wildlife education facility in Bonsall and meet your animal in the fur
Please Note: Although your donation is not tax deductible be assured that your purchase goes toward the care of your adopted animal.