Bali Rescue offers the Long-Tailed Macaque Monkeys a new life as they transition into a social family group.
The unique Long-tailed Macaque exhibits an extremely long tail, which is longer than its height from the head to the rump. This primate has a pinkish-brown face and white spaces on its eyelids near the nose. Another conspicuous characteristic of this species is the crest on the head top, formed by the hairs on the head, sweeping back over the forehead. Male Long-tailed macaques are distinguished by moustaches and cheek whiskers around their faces. Females, on the other hand, have beards and cheek whiskers.
Bali Monkey Rescue meets the need for healing and rehabilitation by providing a safe haven from fear and hunger, with the best medical care, love and patience for the victims of this illegal trade.
Bali Monkey Rescue is dedicated to protecting and rehabilitating Long Tailed Macaque Monkeys. There is no legislation in place to protect these species. So many are subjected to a life in chains, filthy cages, neglect and abuse, and medical research.
Monkeys arrive at our centre malnourished and traumatised with severe behaviour problems such as pacing, rocking, self-harm and food issues. The psychological damage in primates kept as pets shows when they are handed over to our private sanctuary. We have become the only registered monkey sanctuary for the unprotected Long Tailed Macaque Monkeys in Bali. Besides rescuing monkeys from horrific situations, we seek to provide education about monkeys and end the illegal poaching and trading of monkeys in Bali.
After being rescued, the naturally social Macaque Monkeys often fear their own kind and need long-term rehabilitation and care to integrate into natural groups. This is important because only then will they be able to live with other monkeys as they were meant to.
. Sadly our resident monkeys are unable to return to the wild . Still, they will spend the rest of their lives under the protection of Bali Monkey Rescue, where they live as an extended family unit. Without a foundation of support for the plight of these Bali Monkeys, it relies on private rescuers to carry the costs of this ever-growing problem.
YOUR HELP CHANGES LIVES
Your support is vital to us. Never underestimate the difference one person can make! There are many ways you can get involved. While funding is urgently needed to continue our program and support monkeys from abused situations, you can also help in other ways.
SPONSOR A MONKEY
We always look for prospective grandmas, grandpas, aunties and uncles for our monkeys. Bali Monkey Rescue is home to 41 Long Tailed Macaque monkeys with many more on the emergency list. Your sponsorship of $25.00 per month will give a monkey adequate food, shelter, social interactions with other monkeys, and medical checks and treatments as required. We will provide you with regular updates on your monkey, and if you're ever in town, we are sure your monkey would love to meet you! Contact us today to arrange a match made in heaven!
MAKE A DONATION
Funding is urgently needed to continue improving and expanding our program that supports monkeys from abused situations. We need support to continue providing a safe haven for monkeys. Frequently people want to give but don't because they believe they cannot give enough to make a difference. This is not true. Even 1 dollar can make a difference.
Everyone knows how cute, intelligent and human-like monkeys are. Still, only very few know the abuse they suffer precisely because of this. Baby monkeys are stolen from their mothers, who get brutally murdered. The babies are then sold at markets as pets, dancing monkeys or for animal testing. The lack of proper education forces the cruellest way of life onto these monkeys. Trapped in too small cages, teased, and tortured with inadequate food sources, they are deprived of social interactions with their kind in their natural habitat. Please help us spread the word, NO MONKEY BELONGS INTO CAPTIVITY!
Everyone knows how cute, intelligent and human-like monkeys are. Still, few of us know the abuse they suffer precisely because of this. Baby monkeys are stolen from their mothers, who get brutally murdered. The babies are then sold at markets as pets, dancing monkeys or for animal testing. The lack of proper education forces the cruelest way of life onto these monkeys. Trapped in too small cages, teased, and tortured with inadequate food sources, they are deprived of social interactions with their kind in their natural habitat.
Who wouldn't fall in love with these gorgeous round, sad eyes, looking at you, silently begging you to take it away from the noisy market you find yourself in. It is filled with never before heard screams, tiny cages, rattling chains and unfamiliar smells. Not many can resist when this beautiful little baby monkey reaches out to you through the bars of its cage with tiny little arms and hands like a human baby. The seller encourages you, 'Here, here, hold it.' Its frightened scream grabs your heart as it is pulled roughly from its tiny cage and placed into your arms. Frightened, it clings to you. You, it's only a saviour! If it could speak, it would say: "Please do not leave me here!" And you start to think, maybe you could save this innocent baby monkey? You could care for it and love it just like you love your dog, cat, or other pets. And just like that, you are not only the owner of a baby macaque monkey, but you also just signed a death sentence to the next Macaque that dies fighting, trying to protect its young that is illegally taken from the jungle and put in a tiny cage, chained to a wall to pull at the next person's heart strings.
We hear it all the time, and we don't blame you. But we beg you, do not buy the monkey. He will live up to 30 years, not stay a cute baby for very long, grow into a big monkey with big teeth, and know that something is missing. He will know that you are not really his family, and although he was taken out of the jungle, the jungle has not been taken out of him. And he will destroy everything in his path because monkeys are intelligent, and they will pull apart your TV to see what's inside. And even though you may not believe it at first, eventually, you will need to cage him to control him, and he will know he is not meant to be caged. So we beg you, do not buy the monkey; help us end the deadly and vicious cycle of this sad, cruel monkey trade. Thank you for staying strong and not giving in to your heart that wants nothing more than to take this innocent tiny monkey home.
THE MONKEY ENCLOSURES
Sadly most rescued monkeys are unable to survive in the wild. They never learned to source food, defend themselves from predators or integrate into a troop of monkeys. Our monkey enclosures are built with the safety and social aspects of the monkeys and the handlers in mind. Due to the trauma they experienced, our monkeys require a slow integration into their new monkey family. With every monkey, the dynamics change. Careful planning and observation are required to ensure every monkey can safely find its position within the monkey hierarchy. We require new enclosures constantly, as monkeys are being rescued almost daily.
FOOD AND DAILY CARE
There is no legislation in Bali to protect pig-tailed and long-tailed macaques from exploitation and abuse. Our ongoing commitment and your support allow us to continue with rescue, veterinary costs, food, and enrichment and to give them a quality of life in captivity. Bali Monkey Rescue offers the Long-Tailed Macaque Monkeys a new life as they transition into a social family group.