About This Group
Minky was born at Lakeview in 2007, breaking our strict non breeding policy for the first time in 25 years.
Minky’s mother, Tazz, tried to kill her soon after birth so the difficult decision was made to remove Minky and hand rear her. After 18 months of intensive, 24 hour attention Minky was ready to live with the other monkeys. She shares an enclosure with Nobby, Minoem, Mulatta and Nana and loves to groom and socialise.
She is lightning quick and if anything is left within reach, she will grab it and go. Extremely clever, Minky can work out problems and loves to watch any work being carried out.
Nobby’s (dob. est. 1988) home for 21 years was a flat in Essex, where he was kept as a pet. Shut behind a glass door in an alcove, Nobby had no opportunity to exercise and no access to the outside or mental stimulation, leading to his small physical stature.
Nobby was brought to Lakeview in 2008 and took to his new found freedom with gusto. Although small in stature, Nobby has an engaging personality and appears to love life. He can often be spotted on the floor of his enclosure, lying on his back with his legs in the air, in complete relaxation mode!
Nobby lives with Nana, Minoem, Mulatta and Minky, who he took under his wing straight away. He tolerates her climbing all over him, trying to steal his food and making a nuisance of herself. At the end of a busy day though, the 5 monkeys can be found curled up in front of their heater as they settle down for the night.
Nana is thought to have been born in 1989 in a German zoo, before being sold as a pet. After becoming too large to handle, she was moved to an animal shelter with her companion Kiko, before being rescued by a Dutch organisation. After waiting for a suitable home to be found, Nana and Kiko arrived at Lakeview in 2012. Sadly, Kiko died in 2016, so Nana now lives with her companions Nobby, Minoem, Mulatta and Minky, who all get on famously; grooming, sunbathing and snuggling together under their blankets at night.
Minoem and Mulatta are two old ladies spending their retirement at Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary. Mulatta (dob. 1991) was originally confiscated by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture from a Russian ship in Rotterdam harbour (she was a sailor’s pet.) She was sent to a small Dutch zoo, then an animal rescue centre before eventually finding her way to her forever home at Lakeview. Mulatta has impaired vision which means she examines everything closely, especially food. What she lacks in vision, she makes up for in personality which she has in bucket loads!
Minoem was born in 1992 at a rescue centre in Holland. After being rehomed to a small zoo where she gave birth to a female, she was returned to the centre before being rehomed at Lakeview along with her daughter and Mulatta. Her daughter Delphy, lives with Jubilee in an adjacent enclosure whilst the two older females live together.
Minoem’s legs show some deformation and she walks with her legs bent as if she is crouching. This doesn’t appear to hinder her too much, as if something tasty is spotted, she is there in a flash!
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