When one of our latest rescues, a baby vervet monkey dubbed Pepe le pew, noticed the spots on our Dalmatian Indigo he soon got to work trying to remove the dirty marks and was rather baffled when they wouldn’t come off.
I had a really good laugh watching this little monkey trying to remove the spots and all get Indigo to play with him, of which he was having none of it. He was much more interested in getting a bit of rest.
Raising baby baboons and monkeys requires a lot of patience as they are very play and inquisitive so every available inch of your body will be examined. Our Dalmatians have a lot of patience with the orphaned primates and are, as Baye says, the perfect surrogate mothers. A lot of injured animals that come into our care, need some form of companionship other than the human handlers and the Dalmatians usually come to the rescue in this department too.
Should you wish to help Pepe le Pew get back into the wild you can symbolically adopt him from our Guardians of the Wild programme and make a donation towards his eventual release!
Watch the footage of Pepe trying to clean Indigo up here.