• AKUMAL MONKEY SANCTUARY • .
Disclaimer: all of the animals who live at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary have been rescued from either circuses or people who illegally owned these creatures and were ill equipped to care for them. The sanctuary takes in monkeys primarily but also various other non-predator animals. Some can be rehabilitated and released again after they are healthy and pass a test showing they are independent enough for reintegration to the wild. Others have been kept domestic too long and are no longer able to care for themselves because of their dependence. The money raised goes directly toward their food/veterinary bills as well as ensuring that the enclosures are meeting the correct standards in terms of size and interactive stimulation. The vet team also works closely with the animals to keep them socialized with each other and they are very intentional about which animals share a home with others. Pictured here are the squirrel monkeys, lemurs, macaws, & parrots. These were the only animals that we were able to interact with, but the sanctuary houses about 20 species of monkeys other than these little guys. We loved them 💜. #stefandmarinataketheworld #quintanaroo #savemoreanimals #eatmoreplants #monkeytime