Sponsor or adopt a monkey - how to adopt or sponsor a monkey

By staff writers
March 12, 2007

You can make a huge difference as well as give a great gift by adopting a monkey online

Less than 63,000 monkey orang-utans are estimated to survive in the wild today.

Orang-utan monkeys are now found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Habitat destruction and fragmentation - caused by commercial logging and clearance for oil palm plantations and agriculture - are by far the greatest threats that these amazing creatures face.

If the current rate of deforestation continues, Borneo could lose most of its lowland forests in less than ten years, and most of its monkeys too.

But you can help to safeguard the future of wild monkeys as well as giving a unique gift to someone you love by adopting one of these monkeys.

The WWF want to give monkeys and other primates the chance to live and breed in relative safety away from the threats of poaching, habitat destruction and forest fires. By adopting a monkey you help enable the World Wildlife Fund to monitor and protecting them in their natural home.

Monkey adoption can all be done quickly and easily online. When you give the gift of adopting a monkey, the person on whose behalf you have bought the gift gets a gift pack including a cuddly toy, adoption certificate, WWF pen, adoption card, background details of the species and information on the specific work undertaken by the WWF in this area.

Find out more about adopting a monkey here

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