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THE TALKIN' MONKEYS PROJECTTHE TALKIN' MONKEYS PROJECT
We are an educational primate sanctuary. We act as a rescue facility for primates from pet owners, breeding facilities and zoos. This project is a 501c3, non-profit corporation with multi-faceted goals spearheaded by our concern for the environment a... Read more
We are an educational primate sanctuary. We act as a rescue facility for primates from pet owners, breeding facilities and zoos. This project is a 501c3, non-profit corporation with multi-faceted goals spearheaded by our concern for the environment and its effect on the primates of the world. We strive to make the general public aware of or connection with the natural world of primates to which we all, (as primates ourselves!), belong. We endeavor to share our knowledge of things we all can do to assure the survival of all primates in the world today.
We are an educational primate sanctuary which provides permanent, safe, hurricane friendly long term housing for rescued primates. We employ eco friendly gardening, composting and irrigation for the more naturalistic environments using bamboo, edible plants and hurricane friendly shade canopys. We provide enrichment, healthy meals and comfortable caging and nighthouses.
As a science-degree student from the UK, I spent four weeks volunteering at The Talkin? Monkeys Project Inc in April/May 2010 in order to complete 200 hours of practical work experience for my course. I have a specialist interest in primates and, finding it hard to secure a placement that would be entirely with primates in the UK, I contacted several sanctuaries in the United States to see if they would be willing to offering me a more suitable placement. The reply I received from Ms Misotti at The Talkin? Monkeys Project Inc in Clewiston, Florida, suggested that my help would be gratefully appreciated and as a consequence I chose this project over the other replies I received. I am pleased to say that my choice was 100 per cent the right one.I cannot recommend The Talkin? Monkeys Project enough and hope that Dr Misotti and her sanctuary continue to prosper and attract many future volunteers who are sure to gain as much from their time there as I did.
by Kevin H. from LaBelle, FL
Primates of all species have always interested me since my childhood. Although it may seem strange to some, I've always wanted to visit Africa to study and observe the mountain gorillas. I was a regular visitor at Monkey Jungle and even asked if there was any way I could help after Hurricane Andrew struck Florida in the early 90s but I was turned down. Though I am currently seeking employment, I would love to volunteer for this project. I would recommend this organization to anyone with a passion for these precious animals.