Adopt A Monkey – Mandy

Mandy was badly injured as a baby and needed special surgery in San Jose.

At 15 years old, Mandy is the oldest monkey at Refuge for Wildlife. She arrived at the Refuge back in February of 2001 when she was only 3-4 months old. Her mother was hit and killed by a car in Samara and Mandy was hurt badly. She had a broken leg and couldn’t use her right arm. She was flown to San Jose where Dr. Carlos Villalobos operated on her leg. He put a titanium pin in her leg and stabilized her leg with a plaster cast. She spent many months recovering and, as a baby, needed around-the-clock care and attention.

Mandy snuggling with baby Diego.

Mandy snuggling with baby Diego.

At the time, there were no sanctuaries in Nosara for any of the rescued monkeys to go to. By the time SIBU Sanctuary opened in late 2009, Mandy was an adult monkey and didn’t get along with any of our other rescued monkeys (especially other adults) so should couldn’t go with them.  SIBU was then full and didn’t have any room for Mandy so she ended up staying with us at the Refuge.

Mandy is a great mother-figure and loves taking care of the older babies.

Mandy is a great mother-figure and loves taking care of the older babies.

Over the years Mandy has been a great “auntie” to many of our orphaned babies. She is kind and gentle to all the younger monkeys, but also isn’t afraid to step in and discipline her nieces and nephews when they’re misbehaving. She is a great teacher and shows the babies what is acceptable behavior. She’s even formed special bonds with several of the babies and cuddles with them.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP
Your monthly sponsorship will help to provide the funds so desperately needed to finance these efforts.


 U.S. tax exempt donations 501(c) 3 can be made via PayPal. You can use the Donate button to make your donation, from the PayPal website you can choose from a one time donation or every month donation (recurring donation).

WE NEED YOUR HELP
Your monthly sponsorship will help to provide the funds so desperately needed to finance these efforts.









U.S. tax exempt donations 501(c) 3 can be made via PayPal. You can use the Donate button to make your donation, from the PayPal website you can choose from a one time donation or every month donation (recurring donation).

 

 Please be sure to include the name of the monkey you are adopting and your email address in the “Add special instruction to recipient” section when you make your PayPal payment so we can send you your certificate of adoption.