Our beautiful Franklin who was classed as an aggressive monkey is our loving foster dad at the Trauma Centre. Full of wisdom and cheek, we see the babies look up to him. How life has changed for you dear Franklin, we love you
WE TALK ABOUT HOW
These beautiful primates, Long-tailed Macaques are an unprotected species in Indonesia and as such they are an easy target for people who think they can keep them as pets.
As infants they are extremely cute
and human-like and seek a heartwarming attachment to their owner. It is hard to resist when they wrap their little arms around your neck, when their little hands gently touch your cheek, when their eyes deeply connect with yours.
BUT RESIST YOU MUST!
And here is why: These monkeys can never be truly tamed and as they grow older they become very defiant, demanding and often aggressive. Lets put it this way; we have NEVER, EVER met an adult pet monkey that was not either on a chain or in a cage for most of their lives as a ‘pet’.
Please believe us,
a primate will always remain wild at heart. Monkeys have not had hundreds of years of domestication like cats and dogs who will quietly go to sleep when you head to work or meet with your friends. In fact, baby monkeys are stolen straight from the jungle, by killing their mothers and smuggling them to an animal market in Bali to be sold as ‘pets’. The jungle still pulsates through their veins and their curious nature drives them to destroy everything,
MONKEYS ARE NOT SUITABLE TO BE PETS!
Don’t let their beautiful, little human-like faces fool you... the only right place for a monkey is the jungle. Wild, as part of a monkey troop swinging through the jungle trees!