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Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Center

Cause Area

  • Animals


21 elizabeth stumkomaas, kwa zulu natal 4170South Africa South Africa

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release vervet monkeys.


The name "Umsizi" is taken from the local South African Zulu language meaning "helper" or "helping hand" Established over ten years ago in Umkomaas (KZN South Africa), Umsizi provides an important service to both Vervet Monkey and Human alike, who often occupy the same urban area. Rescues of injured and/or orphaned Vervet Monkeys are a daily part of Umsizi's routine. Other aspects of rehabilitation for these wondrous, misunderstood primates includes the twice daily cleaning of rehabilitation cages and the twice daily purchase and preparation of a nutritious feeding programme. Medical attention, petrol costs, baby formula, and maintenance of the rehabilitation cages are all funded from within the organisation by donations from the public. Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre operates 24/7 to assist and help these beautiful but misunderstood primates. Due to the increase of building developments in the Vervet Monkeys natural habitat, the services of Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre is increasing in demand daily.


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