This juvenile Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) was found after his mom died after being hit by a car. Members of the public rescued him from this scene, and he was subsequently brought to us. We examined him upon admission and treated him for dehydration.
He has been transferred to a permitted primate specialist rehabilitation centre, where he will be introduced to other vervets which will be formed into a viable troop. The troop will eventually be released, to live as wild vervets should.
Our thanks to permitted volunteer, Lauren Beckley, for her time and dedication she gave to this vervet and for ensuring he arrived safely at the next step in his rehabilitation journey.
We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
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Pics: Dr K & Lauren Beckley
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.