Meet shy little Vivi
Vivi is a very small shy young lady from around 4 years old. Vivi was confiscated from the streets of Jakarta on the 9 th of august 2012. She used to stand on the street with cloths on, she had a little dress and had to bag for money with a plastic cup day by day. She was very skinny and her teeth where all cut.
When Vivi arrived she was petrified of everything. She only wanted to hide somewhere behind a branch or leaves and she was self mutilating constantly. I think I have never seen a monkey biting and hitting herself so badly. She bit her back legs all the time and they where wet of the biting constantly. She would also grab her own hand and hit her own face. When she saw someone, she would scream and scream. It was horrible to see the fear she was in.
But now…Vivi her life has changed. She almost stopped her stereotypical behaviour completely. She loves to jump around in her cage and eat insects and mealworms. She loves food and enrichment and can be busy with toys four hours.
All animals get a lot of natural enrichment too like leaves, trees, this is part of there diet.
She likes to sit in the tree and plays hide and seek now. She trust us and wont show any fear anymore. We are so happy and proud of her. She is declared healthy after her quarantine time and will be introduces to other macaques soon and live the life of a monkey again. Well done Vivski. We keep you updated about Vivi meeting her friends.
Malam for now from the monkeys and the team.