Welcome to the VMF Adoption Site!

Welcome to the adoption site of Vervet Monkey Foundation and thank you for your interest in adopting virtually a monkey.

The Vervet Monkey Foundation (VMF) is home to over 550 monkeys in the beautiful Tzaneen in the subtropical Limpopo Province, South Africa. As a sanctuary for injured, abused and orphaned monkeys, the VMF takes dedicated care for all animals on site.

With the virtual adoption of one of the monkeys, you support the monkeys financially and help to ensure their needs are met. The money goes 100% to the care of the monkeys, contributing to the food costs, medical bills, and maintaining their enclosures.

Best of all: You will get access to their stories, 3-month updates and a gallery documenting their lives at the VMF. This way you can join their journey from arrival to their happy lives with a new family. Step by step, you can see babies growing up, and watch them become confident members of their troops.

Currently available for adoptions are


Gimli is a little orphaned boy who arrived in February 2019. He was severely traumatized but battled bravely to overcome his past. He lives now with a loving and caring foster family. Subscribe here for Gimli


Calypso’s Corner is the home for the disabled monkeys onsite, hosting the blind baby Bell and her (healthy) foster-mum Shasta, semi-blind juvenile girl Leelo, blind adult monkeys Jay-Bee, Shanti-Ray and Sybil, and last but not least, Cuddy, a 5-year-old female who suffers from brain-damage after she was hit by a car as a baby. All seven monkeys receive intensive care in their enclosure which was specially built just for them. Subscribe here for Calypso’s Corner


Satchmo is a little Samango boy. He arrived in December 2019 as the second samango orphan ever to have arrived at the VMF. He has a happy-go-lucky nature and warmed the hearts of volunteers and international audience around the world. Coming soon!


Combo Adoptions

You love to adopt more than one monkey? Check out our combo adoption! 

The Caring Combo allows you to adopt Gimli and Calypso’s Corner at the same time. You will receive updates on Gimli in December and on Calypso’s Corner January – this way you never need to wait long before the next update! Subscribe here for the Caring Combo!

If you already have a monkey adopted and you would like to adopt another one, please contact Hana