Venezuela
The
Monkeys of
Canaote Rescue Center
About Canaote Rescue Center...

When Canaote Rescue Center was established by Philip Cordrey (originally from England) in 1998, it was dedicated to providing shelter for abused, unwanted and homeless monkeys. It became a place where these precious animals would receive food and be given a clean and safe environment in which to live out their lives.  It's also the objective of Philip and his brother, David, to provide a location for the study of South American monkeys.  Canaote is being developed into a place to educate the public about the importance of caring for wildlife. 
Katty at 2 months
Katty in 2012
Katty's Monkey Facts

Species:  Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)
Sex:  Female
Approximate age:  6 months (in 2013)  
Date of arrival at center:  December 2012
Eligible for release:  No
           If so, when:  N/A

Canaote Rescue Center
"Ambassador Monkey"
#1
           Katie's Story

Katty is yet another victim of forest thievery and was confiscated by authorities and brought to Canaote not more than 2 months old.  In another tragic event, she lost a leg in a brutal attack by another animal.  We attended her injuries and the area in which her leg was has now completely healed. 

She appreciates images on computer screens, trying to eat juicy leaves and warring against other monkeys.  It's as if her brain has rewired itself to handle life with one leg and has made her more intelligent.  She moves very rapidly in spite of having only one leg and certainly is a very bright, young lady!

Zeus' Monkey Facts

Species:  White-faced capuchin (cebus albifrons)
Sex:  Female
Approximate age:  4 years (in 2013)  
Date of arrival at center:  March 2009
Eligible for release:  No
            If so, when:  N/A

Zeus at 6 months
Canaote Rescue Center
"Ambassador Monkey"
#2
Zeus' Story

Zeus came to live with us at Canaote in March 2009.  She’s a girl in spite of her name and is very friendly and playful.  Like all her species, she’s never still even for one moment.  She has some very endearing ways.  For example, if she thinks you have food in your pocket and are looking the other way, her “dexterous” tail will magically enter your pocket and like a hand, snatch whatever is there!

She loves books and will spend hours examining them.  She especially loves to tear the pages out from old telephone directories.  She’s a very endearing, little animal and we feel very fortunate to have her as part of the family at Canaote!
Zeus in 2013
Canaote Rescue Center
"Ambassador Monkey"
#3
Cosito's Monkey Facts

Species:  Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)
Sex: Male
Approximate age:  3 years (in 2013)  
Date of arrival at center:  February 2011
Eligible for release:  No
           If so, when: N/A

Cosito at 1 year
Cosito in 2013
Cosito's Story

Cosito came to join us in February 2011.  At that time he was only seven months old so we were surprised by the way he adapted to using the facilities.  Almost immediately after his arrival, he raced around the walkways, lost himself in the hammock and teased his older companions. 

He now shares a space with another red howler monkey named, “Nineta.”   I suspect he’s in love with her because they’re always together! He’s very friendly and loves visitors… especially the ladies.  If you were ever to meet him, don’t be surprised if you get a cuddle and big, wet kiss on your face!
Canaote Rescue Center
"Ambassador Monkey"
#4
Samantha at 1 month
Samantha's Monkey Facts

Species:  Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)
Sex:  Female
Approximate age:  4 months (in 2012)  
Date of arrival at center:  April 2012
Eligible for release: No
            If so, when:  N/A

Samantha in 2012
Samantha's Story

Samantha's mother was tragically killed by poachers.  Baby Samantha was then "bagged" and offered for sale on the roadside.  She was discovered by the authorities, confiscated and brought to Cañaote for care.  The veterinary group who brought her described her as "Sam, a male howler."  After further examination we were able to set the record straight (the genitalia of young, female howlers are external and resemble male genitalia).  This can lead to confusion over the true sex baby howler monkeys. 

Samantha is a very bright, little monkey.  She’s meticulously clean and responded immediately to toilet training, eats well and is very playful.  Her attention span is unusual for a howler monkey as she will play games with a ball for long periods of time.
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