Help fund the food and care of Boo and Johnny by adopting them for one year. Receive a photo of the monkeys, a digital certificate and two newsletters by email to stay up-to-date with them through the year.
Long Tailed Macaques (Digital, 1 Year)
Boo and Johnny - Long Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
Boo (dob. est. 2000 ) and Johnny ( dob. est. 2011) live together in a large enclosure in the woodlands.
It is rare that animals ever leave a laboratory alive, but Boo and her companions Baloo and Betty were the lucky ones. After months of negotiations between two animal rights organisations and a European laboratory, it was agreed that the 3 B’s (as they were nicknamed as we didn’t want to use their lab. names) could start a new life at Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary. Sadly, Baloo passed away from acute kidney failure in 2021 and Betty passed away in December 2023, but we are grateful that Baloo had 12 years free from the laboratory and Betty had 14 years of freedom.
Unfortunately, the parents of Boo were wild caught in Mauritius to be used at a breeding facility in Israel. Still only a juvenile, she was sold to a European laboratory to be used in neurology experiments. After 8 years, she was deemed surplus to requirements and destined for euthanasia until she was released to start her new life at Lakeview.
Upon arrival, the 3 B’s were devoid of any personality, never vocalised and appeared completely blank and emotionless. It took six months of living in a more natural environment, to see each monkey change and start to exhibit their own individual personalities. Boo is now acting as a monkey should, socialising, grooming, vocalising, and experiencing nature; sunshine, rain, birds flying over, insects to catch and other monkey vocalisations. Her life has changed forever.
Boo is a very timid, cautious monkey and will wait until she feels safe before embarking on any activities. When released into her woodland enclosure for the first time, she opened her mouth to catch the rain, ducked as a bird flew over and called to the other monkeys at the sanctuary.
Johnny’s early life is not known but in 2017 he was seized by the police and the RSPCA when he was found during a drugs raid. His life consisted of being housed in a small, converted horse trailer with no primate company or enrichment to keep him stimulated. Johnny’s only shelter from the elements was a tiny box permanently fixed to the back of the trailer with a dirty cover to sleep on. His life dramatically changed when he came to Lakeview and was introduced to his new companion in a beautiful woodland enclosure.
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