Adopt Hugo


Hugo the baboon

Poor Hugo was taken from his mother at a very early age. After being kept as a pet in the Salima district for some months, his owners realised that baboons don’t actually make very good pets and tried to sell him on in Lilongwe. He was eventually confiscated from the seller and handed into Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in August 2014. He is now going through a lengthy integration process with our troop of yellow baboons to make sure that he is fully accepted by the existing members so he has lots of baboon buddies to play with.

At the moment we are unsure if/when Hugo can be returned to the wild as primate troops are notoriously difficult to rehabilitate to a releasable stage. It’s a long process and each member must be fully prepared for independent life. It’s something that could be in the pipeline for Hugo, but at the moment he still needs plenty of care and nourishment from us at the centre. You can support Hugo during his time at the centre by adopting him today.

Want to adopt Hugo?

Our adoptions packs are sent in email format to help conserve the environment and to ensure that the whole of your donation goes towards the animal rather than mailing/paper costs.

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Your name
The name of the recipient (if different from your own)
Any special message you would like to appear on the certificate
Your animal of choice
The email address that you would like it to be sent to (if it is a gift you may want to send it on yourself or for us to send it on your behalf)
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