Adopt Sprog

Sprog being integrated with last years orphan, Bumi

Sprog the vervet monkey

Sprog was brought to us in mid-September after he was picked up by a local resident who spotted him being sold at the side of the road in town. This is despite it is illegal to buy/sell/keep/kill/eat any wild animal in Malawi. He was severely dehydrated, the worst we have seen in recent times, so our vet set to work immediately giving him fluids and trying him with milk and some soft banana. He also had obvious respiratory problems, most likely due to being malnourished and poorly kept, so he was given some antibiotics. It was a tense couple of days, as being as dehydrated as he was there was no telling whether he was going to make it. However, after some care from our team and TLC from our volunteers he brightened up really well within just a few days and we started to see the playful and lively monkey in him come out!

So, after a few weeks with interaction from our volunteers he has now been introduced to some fellow vervet monkeys – Target (our very best and well experienced foster mum) and Bumi, an orphan that came in earlier this year and has been fostered by Target for a while. It’s early days but the integration of Sprog with this pair is going very well! Target has taken to him splendidly, but it’s Bumi who’s the shining star….she’s acting like a protective big sister to Sprog and showing him the ropes, grooming him, proving to be a great play-mate, and generally keeping an eye on him making sure he’s ok and settling in.

Want to adopt Sprog?

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.

Email kat@lilongwewildlife.org with the following information:
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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