13 12, 2020

Fly high Toni

2020 is hitting us hard. Less than three months ago we announced Charly’s death, and today we have to say goodbye to our beloved Toni. […]

3 12, 2020

MONA’s on-line winter auction

Sadly, we couldn’t attend the annual Animal Aid Christmas Fayre in London this year because it was cancelled, but we are excited to announce the launch of MONA’s on-line winter auction to help our primates. […]

9 06, 2020

Still confined, with no income at the primate sanctuary

Covid-19 has greatly affected our society. Our health and that of our loved ones has been threatened.

Primates lucky to live in MONA are also threatened, because it has been proven that they can become infected. But they cannot be taken to the ICU, nor do they maintain social distance. To keep them out of harm’s way, we canceled all activities and closed access to MONA even before confinement was mandatory, because we are terrified about the consequences of the virus entering the rescue center. […]

31 03, 2020

Dear Caregivers Colleagues, WE MISS YOU!

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone without exception. The virus arrived just a few months ago and has already made a serious impact on our lives: it has taken thousands of them, and put the rest to a standstill. We live in an era of uncertainty; and fear has established itself within our homes. Much like tackling the virus itself, there is only one way we can overcome that fear – by staying united in battle. […]

31 03, 2020

Proximity between species

Our concern about the risk of the virus to humans is extended to non-human primates, of which almost 70% are in danger. This, of course, includes the chimpanzees we care for at MONA. We share almost 99% of our DNA with them, and this increases the chances of transmission of the coronavirus. In fact, common human respiratory viruses have caused deadly outbreaks in great apes in the past. […]