"It's a tragedy that Maya was stolen from the wild & grew up in a lab... with your help she can now thrive as baboons should." 


Stephen Munro, C.A.R.E. Managing Director


$180 to support Maya for a whole year!
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Click ' donate' above to help Maya now for a whole year.
You'll ensure her belly is always full, her future is bright & her standard veterinary care is covered.
We can prepare the Adoption Package as a gift!
Do you need help or have questions?  info@primatecare.org.za
Make a difference now, make a difference to Maya's life & future today.

Click to donate your own amount to help Maya now as a once-off! 


Feed her for a day $15,

pay for her monthly worming medication $20 or you choose!

Help Maya today.

Maya has a sweet, social and gentle personality since "retiring" at C.A.R.E.  Sadly her past was a little darker than his bright future;


Maya was stolen from the wild to be used in Biomedical Research.  For years she was imprisoned in a small cell.  Taken from her baboon family, her days of foraging and sleeping in the trees was over.  Maya was thankfully given a second chance and C.A.R.E. rescued her in 2011 along with 10 other lady baboons from the Biomedical Research industry.  You can help us to ensure she is never imprisoned in a small cage again.  You can help us give her the best care.

With lots of TLC and good nutrition, C.A.R.E. has meant this sweet female can get a life with her own kind again and she has made friends with other orphans and ladies from the lab to form a new troop.


Integrating adult female baboons can be particularly difficult as in the wild it isn't normal for a female to join a troop.  Females inherit their rank from their mothers and stay in their troop for life, whereas males come and go once they reach sexual maturity. 

Maya, due to her personality has come along leaps and bounds and has found herself a new baboon family.  Maya loves babies and has played an important role as Aunty to many orphan babies.


Wonderful Maya has a bright future at C.A.R.E, where she will get all the care and support needed for a life in the wild as part of a baboon troop again.  We didn't expect for Maya to become part of a releasable troop when she arrived as she was an adult and psychologically damaged, so it is very exciting to see her become part of a releasable troop.

Maya has had a long and tough journey, we are so pleased to offer her a fur-ever loving home and chance of freedom.

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Maya needs you.  Don't delay, you're needed today.

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Animal Rehabilitation &

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre & Sanctuary

pioneering in rehabilitation for release back into the wild since 1989.

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