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Baby monkey rescued from black market plays for the first time

This adorable Woolly monkey lost her mother when she was very little, and had to be rescued from the black market. Ever since, she has been living at a rescue center, where she will have to spend the rest of her life, because she wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. She is a special monkey, and barely behaves like a monkey at all. She is afraid of heights, very quiet and is terrified of everything; even a butterfly, flying outside of her enclosure would make her scream. For about a month and a half she would spend most of her time curled up somewhere, would scream if you even looked at her, and pee and poo if you tried approaching her. She didn't run or jump or play... She got a human foster mom, and it took her two weeks to start trusting her, and after two more weeks, she started finally showing improvement! She wasn't as terrified of everything anymore, and one day, she finally started playing, for the very first time!! What an emotional moment it was! She doesn't have the best motor skills, but she is trying, and that is amazing! Maybe some day she will be like the other monkeys… we can't tell for sure whether she was born this way or it was all the trauma in her early days that affected her brain… but what matters is that she is making progress! Baby steps for a baby monkey! But her condition is what makes her so unique, and we love her all the same! I mean, look at that face! How could it not steal your heart?! All species of Woolly Monkeys (Lagothrix sp.) are at risk of going extinct; from "vulnerable" to "critically endangered", they are all disappearing because of men. Do not support the pet trade! Monkeys should be free!



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