We are a non-profit organisation with the aim to bring an end to the abuse and neglect of small exotic monkeys caused by a lack of general public awareness and the prolific increase in the keeping, breeding and trading of exotic animals for the predominantly ignorant and unlegislated pet industry. In order to accomplish this our focus is on educational awareness, specialised care and emergency rescue.
"When we learn to respect all life, we learn to love all life."
- Anthony Douglas Williams
From an early age Wayne Macleod developed a deep fascination for exotic monkeys and later went on to study them in their natural habitat in the Amazon. After noticing the severe shortage of primatologists in South Africa, Wayne established the Marmoset Care Centre in 1992 which later become WPS Care and Rescue (World Primate Sanctuary Care and Rescue) in 2001. Wayne has dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for these animals.
Through World Primate Sanctuary, Wayne and his team fight abuse and negligence of these exotic animals by spreading awareness through education and outreach programs and by providing care for rescued monkeys.
We want to bring an end to the abuse and neglect of small exotic monkeys caused by general public unawareness and the prolific increase in the keeping, breeding and trading of exotic animals for the predominantly ignorant and unlegislated pet industry.
The mission of World Primate Sanctuary is to save the sick, take care of the lonely and vulnerable, and spread awareness of these animals through education.
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