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MEET MAXIMUS, OUR NEW RESCUE

Maximus came to us after having spent his life as a pet. We don’t know why he was given up – we can only speculate that he became too big and too strong to be looked after in a human home.  We also don’t know how old he is.  This is something we often deal with: there is rarely any information that comes with monkeys who are part of the exotic animal trade. We rarely know where they were born, when they were born or their medical history.

 Max is a tall and lanky Japanese macaque and, based on his physique and teeth, we guess he is around 7 or 8 years old - very close in age to Darwin. Our hope is that they can eventually become friends. Max is enjoying being outdoors – perhaps for the first time in his life. He particularly likes to sit up on a platform as high as possible and watch as cars pass by.
POCKETS WARHOL : A WORLWIDE CELEBRITY

A whole chapter in the new book Woo: The Monkey who inspired Emily CarrA Biography, written by Grant Hayter-Menzies, is devoted to Pockets and the sanctuary. The author has generously offered to donate 40% of the proceeds of the book to the sanctuary.

To celebrate the publication of the book, available through any online bookseller, Pockets has created a limited series of paintings inspired by the art of Emily Carr. The paintings can be found on our website.

Pockets has also been asked to participate in the Biennale des Animaux Artistes in Paris, France. This is an art show featuring animal artists from around the world to be held at the Cecilia F. Gallery in Paris the last week of May 2020. Stay tuned for more information!
CODY, PUGSLEY AND CEDRIC CELEBRATE A YEAR AT THE SANCTUARY

Cody, Pugsley and Cedric,
the first lab monkeys in Canada to officially be allowed to retire, continue to thrive at the sanctuary now that they have been here for over a year. They quickly adjusted to living together and spend much of their time grooming each other. Primates use grooming as a means of social bonding so it is wonderful to watch the boys behave like monkeys after being allowed to live together for the first time.

They also enjoy the freedom they have to choose to be indoors or out.  Their faces actually get darker from the sun during the summer months and Pugsley, in particular, is a bit of a sun worshipper. We call Cedric  “The Destroyer” because he loves to take new toys apart and Cody loves to watch, in very close proximity. They all love to sit or lie together on their outdoor platform which they have learned to swing slowly back and forth.
HEALTH CHECK

We do health checks on a regular basis to make sure our monkeys are healthy. Our old man Cheeko recently had a health check because of a skin condition. While he was examined by our resident volunteer veterinary team, we found that three of his (very few) remaining teeth needed to be extracted. He has bounced back from the procedure and is his lively chirpy self again. We are taking extra steps to make sure he has a healthy diet that he can eat comfortably. Some of his favourites are boiled eggs, avocado and mealworms. 

At one of our Open Days this summer we had a visitor who remembered seeing Cheeko 27 years ago as an attraction in a garden nursery. Ironically, one of the reasons Cheeko has now lost most of his teeth is because of the diet he was fed there – boiled eggs, baby food and bacon – not at all appropriate for a monkey.
THE MONKEYS NEED YOU!

Our year-long fundraising campaign Story Book: The Next Chapter is still running. Currently at capacity, our goal is to construct a new, environmentally sustainable building for our existing monkey residents, to make space for more lab monkey retirees and to create new spacious outdoor enclosures, as early as next year.

With your donations, you are able to make a difference in the monkeys’ lives – and together we are able to give our monkeys a better life.

Come and visit your favourite monkey! Last chance to attend our last Open Day of the year on Saturday, October 12th. Click here to buy tickets

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our 2020 CALENDAR
featuring portraits of our beautiful monkeys

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Our mailing address is:
C2315 Concession 10 Rd, Sunderland, ON, L0C 1H0
Email: sbfpsanctuary@gmail.com
Phone: 416-816-4800
Website:  www.storybookmonkeys.org
 
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