The Easter Bunny will be making an extra special delivery to Monkey Haven this year – dropping off four gorgeous Grivets to join our happy family.
The Grivets, also known as African green monkeys, are being given a permanent home with us, thanks to everyone who contributed to our fundraising campaign over the summer. These adorable creatures – with their white tufty sideburns – can now be brought over from Spain, where they have been cared for by animal charity AAP.
The ‘fab four’ are being given another chance of happiness, after a traumatic start in life as victims of the illegal pet trade. Malta was discovered going through customs at Malta Airport, bound up in cloth and tape, and hidden in a sports bag (she’s shown in the slideshow above, as she was found – and as she is now). Pepper was found at an airport in Paris, and is small and slightly deformed from maltreatment. Soma used to be kept in a parrot cage and Angèle had also been badly neglected by a private owner.