Sponsor a primate and follow us on our mission. Be part of it and help our animals!
At the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, each successfully rescued primate is a true miracle for both the animal and ourselves. To keep that miracle alive even after they have settled down in our center, it is our responsibility to ensure that confiscated animals will always receive a high standard of care for a safe and healthy life. However, we need to rely on the generosity of donors and sponsors whose contribution will help pay for the enormous ongoing expense it takes to commit to this mission.
Benefits for sponsors:
- Digital sponsorship certificate
- Up to 10 digital photos of your primate
- Fact sheet of your sponsored primate
- Yearly update on your primate's progress
By sponsoring a primate, you will get a digital 'Thank you' package from us. But the main benefit for the sponsor is becoming the primates guardian and providing him or her with food, enrichment, medicines, veterinary care and cage maintenance to make sure your favorite primate receives the best attention it needs. Scroll down for the six nominated primates for sponsorship:
POLLY, Northern white-cheeked gibbon
Polly should be awarded "The most friendly gibbon in the EPRC". This gorgeous female Northern white-cheeked gibbon, who is now enjoying a 2 ha semi-wild area in the center, is one of the very first gibbons who arrived at the EPRC after she had been surrendered by a foreigner in Vietnam back in 1994.
Polly plays an important role at the EPRC despite not being able to return to the wild. She has become our education ambassador and inspired the love for gibbons to thousands of visitors with her acrobatic movement and striking yellow fur. With your contribution, she will continue to appear on TV and newspaper and on photographs of everyone who visits the EPRC.
Sponsor Polly to read the full story.
MANU, Delacours langur
Manu became the first Delacours langur ever born in captivity when she was born in 1996 at the EPRC. She is a representative of the last 300 remaining Delacours langurs left in the world, who are considered the pride of Cuc Phuong National Park, the flagship of the EPRC, and have been listed in the 'The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates' since 2000.
After 2005 when she gave birth to her first baby, the family was moved to the semi-wild area where she later gave birth to her second infant. With a spacious and almost wild environment, Manu and the rest of the family can enjoy a greater freedom, sharpen their movement ability, learn to forage and protect each other on their own.
We cannot stress enough how grateful we are to Manu for training her babies well, giving them a better chance to be back to the wild someday. Your sponsorship will allow her to continue to receive excellent care from us for years to come.
Sponsor Manu to read the full story.
Sausage, northern yellow-cheeked gibbon
Even if you are as cold as a stone, you won’t be able to help it but go aww when you see Sausage. This tiny heart-melting Northern yellow-cheeked gibbon came in to the EPRC in July 2016 after being allegedly found alone in the forest when she was only a few months old.
Although there's almost no way to trace her origin, experience tells us that Sausage could have been caught by poachers and then sold to her previous owner. At the moment, she's sharing room, food and mother keepers with another rescued gibbon, and together they play in the trees everyday.
But Sausage's chance of returning to the wild is critically dependent on her behaviors as she grows up, which means she needs your help to continue to receive excellent care for her future growth.
Sponsor Sausage to read the full story.
Frida, Red-shanked douc langur
The Red-shanked douc langur is universally considered to be the most beautiful primate for their contrasting and striking colors, and Frida proves us to us that it is not an exaggerated praise.
Rescued in July 2014 when she was just about four months of age, Frida came into the center in the worst shape possible: broken right arm, badly infected and stinking skin on both hands and feet due to a burn, horrible diarrhea causing a swollen bottom and making her unable to sit. She screamed incessantly all day long. Day after day, EPRC's keepers tried their best to bottle-feed her with milk, treat her wounds with medicine and give her the warmth she needed to recover her strength. During this time, she was lucky to get the companionship of two other rescued douc langurs and together they ate, slept and played.
Sponsor Frida to read the full story.
OMO, Grey-shanked douc langur
Now a beautiful and healthy Grey-shanked douc langur, Omo is a perfect example of a traumatized lone langur who made a miraculous recovery after losing her family to hunters since early days.
Her journey dates back to 2011 when she was rescued by the EPRC in Quang Nam province at 9 months of age. As if her rescue mission was not difficult enough, at one point, the sky turned black and the rain poured down in torrents, forcing us to walk through the mud for kilometers to reach her in a villager’s house. When we arrived, she was sitting on a table and eating noodles which was far away from being a proper food for a langur.
Sponsor Omo to read the full story.
PRINCESS (AND HER DAUGHTER kin), Bengal slow loris
Princess is an adult female Bengal slow loris who came to the EPRC from another rescue center in the beginning of 2016 for a better chance of release. Initially, she was confiscated from a family in Northern Vietnam after having been kept it as a pet illegally.
Similar to almost all rescue cases of loris, Princess fell into the arms of the authorities frail and skinny as she had suffered from malnutrition and distress over the course of being kept in captivity illegally. It was also challenging to readjust her diet back to healthy and normal food because she had been used to feeding on whatever she was given.
Sponsor Princess (and her daughter Kin) to read the full story.