Woolly Monkeys


Do you want to meet Chacha, Mario and Terk?

They are our fantastic juvenile woolly monkeys!


The small troop of juvenile woolly monkeys assembled at RAREC is made up from monkeys which were once kept as pets in homes around the city of Iquitos. They all share a tragic common past: Their families were slaughtered for food, and they themselves were brought to the illegal wildlife trade.

They have come a long way, since their arrival at RAREC. They arrived when they were babies between November 2017 and May 2018, they have learned to adapt to their diet, much closer to the food that they would eat in the wild, and most importantly, they have learned to live together as part of a family. It is a lucky that the woollies get along as a family, which fits into RAREC's conservation plan for the species. Our hope is that they will be able to return to their natural habitat, as a woolly monkey troop.

Mario, baby woolly monkey. When he arrived to RAREC, an x-ray revealed a fragment of a bullet lodged in one of his legs. Fortunately, his normal development has not been affected.




Chacha is the oldest of the group, she leads the group and we are happy to see her grow and rehabilitate successfully.




Terk, the youngest member of the woolly family. She's very shy and delicate, but thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, she has managed to adapt to her woolly family at RAREC.


They need a balanced diet and a series of supplements to ensure excellent digestion with a high content of Vitamin C. 

The cost of their diet and nutritional supplements is: 

Terk: US$ 25 USD per week 

Mario: US$ 25 USD per week 

Chacha: US$ 25 USD per week 


Please reach out If you're interested in helping us with one of them. You'll receive a Donor’s Certificate and updates of their progress. Thank you for your support!



Please send us your contribution by PayPal, to donations.for.rarec@gmail.com, you can also donate and name a friend or family member as the Sponsor of them, as a gift.



You can contact RAREC Administrator at rarec.center.adm@gmail.com or donations.for.rarec@gmail.com if you require more details about their feeding.