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:
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.
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.
MILO, NORTHERN YELLOW CHEEKED GIBBON
Milo is a very special girl. Being a Northern yellow-cheeked gibbon, her species was only described in 2010 and so little is known about how many of her kind remain. No doubt, before falling into the hands of humans she lived with her family in the lush sub tropical rainforests of the Annamite Mountains, that span an area connecting Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Milo arrived at the EPRC in September 2016 from Kon Tum province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. From her size we estimated her to be around 5 months old, so she needed a lot of dedicated care from our staff, who became her surrogate parents. We named her Milo because the people who handed her over to us had fed her Milo, and we had to wean her off it slowly!
You can find out more about Milo by sponsoring her!