Some volunteer projects are dedicated to the rehabilitation of primates while others are focused on tracking and observing them. Rehabilitation projects
rescue injured or orphaned primates that have been victims of animal trade. These creatures require care and rehabilitation. In some cases, they even need
this permanently as they don’t have the ability to adapt to their natural habitat.
There are wildlife projects which will allow you to touch the animals while other project strictly prohibit it. The ultimate goal is to release animals back into
their natural habitat. Avoiding human contact makes this easier. We’ve listed a few tasks and activities most organizations will require:
- Food preparation for the animals
- Feeding animals
- Cleaning and maintaining enclosures
- Observation and monitoring of primates
- GPS tracking
- Troop identification
- Rescuing of primates
Everything depends on the needs of the project. The voluntary work will vary depending on the time of the year and the wildlife that has been rescued at the
rehabilitation center. Rest assured that there will be enough going on and don’t forget to enjoy your time in the jungle.
Most projects rely on volunteers for help so there may be a set schedule with work to fulfill. This will teach you a lot about our fellow furry friends and give
you a better understanding of the problem at hand. Pack some light clothes and observe these curious creatures in their natural habitat. Your time at the sanctuary
will be meaningful. You'll be sure to make some monkey friends!