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Update posted by Julie Vanassche On Jun 17, 2018

Monkeys just keep coming in...

This week a Lesser Spot-Nosed Monkey and yet another Sooty Mangabey were brought to the sanctuary...

This baby Spot Nosed Monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista) was being sold on a local market and was used as a toy by small children.

He has an injury to the tail and is very overwhelmed by the whole experience, but should recover quickly.

With 2 extra mouths to feed, every (small) donation already makes a difference!

Thank you to everyone who donated so far! :)

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Update posted by Julie Vanassche On Jun 03, 2018

This is what this fundraiser is all about: providing healthy and nutritious food to our rescued monkeys!

In the wild, their diet consists of fruits, stems, grasses, roots, leaves, buds, flowers and insects.

At the sanctuary, they get grasses to eat 3 times a week. It takes them hours to strip the outside layer to get to the sweet inside and makes great enrichment!

They also love casave and sweet potato leaves!

We add fruits and vegetables to their diet such as bananas, plantain, pineapples, oranges, apples, Bush apples, mango, papaya, melon, soursop, lettuce, tomato, eggplant, cucumber and sweet potato.

The costs for all these delicious foods can run up to US$100 or more a week!

That's why we can use your help!

Your contribution can give us that extra push to provide a delicious meal to our monkeys 3 times a day!

Every little bit counts!

On behalf of the monkeys: THANK YOU!

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Update posted by Julie Vanassche On May 29, 2018

Let me intrduce to you: Sweep! :)

Sweep ,a Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys), is about 2 years old and is a victim of the illegal bushmeat and pet trade. At a very young age, he was taken from his mother (who was killed) and was sold to become someones pet.

For 2 years, he lived a miserable life on a short 1m rope, away from his family. He was also fed a poor diet of rice and very little to no fruits or vegetables.

When he arrived, his coat looked scruffy and he seemed a bit skinny. His head was bald because of malnourishment. There were also scars and markings on his hips where the rope used to be (as seen in the pics below). He suffered from stereotypical behavior and was very nervous.

Now, thanks to a nutricious and well balanced diet, his coat looks great and he is enjoying the company of other monkeys that were confiscated!

Sweep is only one of our 14 monkeys. In a perfect world, our monkeys should eat 3 times a day. To do that we need A LOT of fruits, vegetables, seeds and greens!

If you want to help a monkey like Sweep, please donate! Many more monkeys like Sweep are still suffering on a chain or a rope. We hope they will arrive at the sanctuary and we hope we can nurse them back to heath, just like we did with him!

Sweep says THANK YOU!! <3


Pic above: Sweep before confiscation

Pic above: Sweep before confiscation

Pic above: Sweep at the sanctuary! :)

Pic above: Sweep enjoying some delicious fruits!

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Thank you so much for everyone who donated so far! :) Every dollar will be very well spent!

Julie Vanassche

Posted On Jun 17, 2018

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This is an important and pioneer work to save the most endangered mammal species on West Africa! Congratulations!

ELIAS SADALLA FILHO

Backed with €15.00 On Jun 16, 2018

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I hope that you will keep this fundraiser going for a while longer.

Brenton Head

Backed with €15.00 On Jun 15, 2018

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Thank you once again Brenton! Very much appreciated!

Julie Vanassche

Posted On Jun 02, 2018

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Always great to help and donate to Limbassa's work.

Brenton Head

Backed with €15.00 On Jun 01, 2018

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Thank you Sietske!! X

Julie Vanassche

Posted On May 31, 2018

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What a wonderful initiative! Best of luck!

Sietske Kneuvels

Backed with €40.00 On May 30, 2018

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Thank you Judith!!

Julie Vanassche

Posted On May 30, 2018

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Judith Romero

Backed with €20.00 On May 30, 2018

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Wow!! Danku Karin!!! X

Julie Vanassche

Posted On May 25, 2018

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