A baby vervet needs a name

A week and a half ago, we had a new arrival at the Colobus Trust in the form of a baby vervet monkey. Her mother was electrocuted in Mombasa and the lady who discovered the sad scene called us to pick up the orphan. When the vervet arrived she still had her umbilical cord attached, so we estimate that she is only 2 and a half weeks old. This tiny vervet is beautiful and so feisty, already play-fighting with the Sykes baby monkey we also have in our care. She will be raised by volunteers at the Colobus Trust until she is old enough to then be rehabilitated and when she’s ready will be released into the wild.

The new arrival

The new arrival

We’ve decided that this delightful girl needs a name! We have set up an eBay auction so that anyone who would like the honor of naming this baby can bid to buy the rights. Money raised will go towards food for her and the other animals we have in our care at the moment, medicine, insulating electrical wires so this problem can be reduced and many more things. So please visit the site be generous!

Thanks for your support,


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  1. Brenton H
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Great idea! eBay is God!

  2. Pirjo
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    Just left my bid at eBay, even though I haven’t yet thought of any name for this beautiful little monkey.

  3. colobus
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Thank you! We’re excited to know what the name will be.

  4. Pirjo
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    I was away travelling and somebody did leave a bit bigger bid at eBay and I lost my chance to name this little monkey! Hope to hear what is the name given to her.

  5. colobus
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks Pirjo,
    Sorry you missed out! If there’s ever another auction we’ll try and let you know. No name has been chosen but we’ll post it!

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