Vervet Monkey Foundation - monkey sanctuary


Stop feeding the monkeys and don't allow anyone in your neighbourhood to do so. Try explaining the problems feeding vervets can cause.

Do not encourage them to come close to people, especially young children.

Keep windows and rubbish bins securely closed and fastened. Minimise the sight of food and you solve your problem.

Condition monkeys not to come onto your property by using a catapult with small cubes of potato. this will not harm the monkeys.

Thing to do

Hover over an information point below to view handy tips on how to make your garden an unattractable target for vervet monkeys

In the garden

  • Why do conficts occur?
  • Human intevention
  • Food / water
  • Habitat loss
  • What can i do about them?
  • Learn more aout the vervet monkey
  • Minimiae the presence of available food
  • Help conserve Sout Africa's threatened habitat