• Vervet Monkey Foundation
  • Vervet Monkey Foundation

    Plot 35 Tarentaalrand, Tzaneen, 0850, LP, ZA


Rehabilitation, Education, Sanctuary

The Vervet Monkey Foundation is a non-profit organization, based in Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. We rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 primates, orphaned, injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets. In addition to this we provide:

  • A program to rehabilitate orphaned and injured primates.
  • Opportunities for volunteers, vet nurses, gap year students and those involved and interested in primate conservation.
  • An education program to inform the public of the role that the vervet monkey plays in the eco-system and how to prevent human – vervet conflict.
  • A sanctuary for primates unfortunate enough to be unreleasable but still able to have a quality of life to be ambassadors for their species.
  • The promotion of a vegan lifestyle to help sustain the environment, prevent habitat loss, animal suffering and to make a contribution towards helping many of the world’s issues.
  • A GFAS accredited facility, as well as PASA membership

Our fantastic volunteers assist in many daily tasks around the sanctuary, including: integrating single monkeys into social groups, distributing medication and baby milks, preparing enrichment and monkey food, building and maintaining troop enclosures, assisting with outreach and education, cooking vegan meals for volunteers, and much much more…

We are not a veterinary practice, although there are often opportunities for volunteer vet nurses and veterinarians to assist the monkeys.

Clinic Type

non profit



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