ACE volunteers cleaning a baby vervet monkey

Vervet Monkey Martin arrives at Tambotie

Tambotie Wildlife Care Centre has received a new addition, a baby monkey called Martin!

He was found by a local who looked after Martin for a short while before handing him over to the centre where he could be looked after full time by the volunteers. He was initially fed a high sugar diet by the lady who found him as she was unaware that this can lead to diabetes in monkeys when older. He is now on a proper diet and has made a strong bond with the volunteers. The centre works closely with the local community and encourages any abandoned or injured animals found to be handed in. What happened to Martin’s parents is uncertain but he is now receiving a lot of love and attention from the volunteers.