LOVE PRIMATES?
Monkeys? Orang-Utans ...?

There are many different primates (from lemurs and monkeys to orang-utans, apes ... and humans!). Primates occur mostly in Central and South America, Africa, and southern Asia. Most dwell in tropical forests and are the most social of animals. They also have bigger brains than other mammals! Their "smart list order" is:

  1. Orangutan.
  2. Chimpanzee.
  3. Spider monkey.
  4. Gorilla.
  5. Surili.
  6. Macaque.
  7. Mandrill.

Which Project is the best one for you?

BEST FOR: Practical care of Gibbons that can't be released into the wild. Some limited hands-on. Very satisfying. Rural.

Gibbon Monkey Rescue and Care in Thailand

THAILAND:
NEW! ANIMAL WELFARE: Gibbon Monkey Rescue and Care near Mae Sot
The essential focus of this project is to rescue and give a safe home to Gibbon Monkeys that have been badly treated, abused or injured, especially from people who make money by using them as tourist attractions and "photo opportunities".

These animals were taken from jungles by poachers as newborns, and in order to be able to make them come down from the trees, their parents are shot.

This project is extremely popular. We strongly advise that you book early!

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BEST FOR: Hands-on, Up close and personal, Surrounded by monkeys

Monkey and Primate Rescue
                    and Rehabilitation in Argentina

ARGENTINA:
CONSERVATION: Monkey and Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation near Cordoba
Rescue, rehabilitate and eventually release the monkeys back into the wild, so that they are self-sufficient. The monkeys are often in a terrible condition. You'll assist in helping to rehabilitate the monkeys, including the orphaned babies.

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BEST FOR: Some hands-on, plus variety; 40 different species of monkeys and other animals

Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation
                    and Release in the Rainforest in Ecuador

ECUADOR:
ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release in the Ecuadorian Rainforest
Help a Quechua family-run Centre to rescue, rehabilitate and, where possible, release wild animals in the fight again trafficking, abuse and hunting of wild species. You'll work with a Foundation dedicated to caring for animals that have nowhere else to go. Some are orphans because their parents were killed by hunters, others were rescued from animal dealers, and others were rescued from people who kept them in small cages!

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BEST FOR: Top quality conservation (it's Sepilok!), some hands-on plus varied rehabilitation techniques. Satisfying!

The Sepilok Orang-Utan Conservation Volunteering Project in Malaysia

MALAYSIA:
ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: The Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation & Conservation Project
Orang-Utans are astonishingly gentle, highly intelligent and they gaze at you with almost disconcerting frankness! At Sepilok you'll work with these gentle red apes in their natural environment.

  • Learn about managing juvenile Orang-Utans in the Outdoor Nursery.
  • Learn about managing baby Orang-Utans in the Indoor Nursery / Clinic.
  • Conduct a Field Survey on the Orang-Utan population
  • And so much more!

This project is extremely popular and gets booked up very quickly, so we strongly advise that you book early!

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BEST FOR: Close-up and hands-on, personal care of babies and adult Vervet monkeys, immersive African culture

Help to care for, rehabilitate and release Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA:
ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: Vervet Monkey Care, Rehabilitation and Release in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Help to care for, rehabilitate and release injured and abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life. This is a wonderful project that encompasses all aspects of Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation and Conservation ... not to be missed!
You'll work with a Non-Profit Organisation that specialises in the care, rehabilitation & return to the wild of Vervet Monkeys that have been injured, orphaned or displaced, usually as a result of actions on the part of people.

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BEST FOR: Gaining intimate knowledge of behind-the-scenes care and conservation of Orang-Utans. There is no hands-on, but you get to know them well

Care for Orang-Utans in Malaysia

MALAYSIA:
ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: Care for Orang-Utans on Peninsula Malaysia
Work in a recognised ex-situ conservation facility and referral centre for the endangered Bornean Orang-Utan. You'll help in the care and rehabilitation of rescued and abused orang-utans. You can do this project for as little as 2 weeks and still contribute significantly to their well-being and conservation.

The Sanctuary was initially set up for educational and research purposes in collaboration with University of Cambridge, University of Victoria, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University Japan, University of Eastern Philippines and 7 local universities. The Sanctuary was later open to public to increase awareness of Orang-Utan conservation.

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BEST FOR: Practical, hands-on animal welfare, rehabilitation & rescue; Variety: monkeys and many other animals

Wildlife Conservation,
                    Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA:
ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: Wildlife Rescue Rehabilitation and Release in KwaZulu-Natal
The best cage is an empty cage! Work in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that is also a wildlife hospital that cares for injured and orphaned wild animals and birds. You'll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys!
Become part of an amazing team of wildlife experts specialising in the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of various wild animals that may have been injured or orphaned.

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