Even young kids can get involved in wildlife conservation, this group decided to save baby monkeys.
I love pleasant surprises like this in my inbox!
Images of children selling lemonade to help save African Wildlife.
When I asked the kids which wild animals they’d like to help, after learning about the baby vervet monkeys at Silke’s Bambelela Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, it was unanimous… They wanted to help save baby vervet monkeys.
Some children spend their allowance on the newest lego set or latest game for their Xbox. However, a select few already have hearts of gold and think of helping the homeless children or in this case orphaned monkeys.
In one afternoon this particular group of kids sold $37 worth of lemonade. After talking to the lead child (name withheld for privacy reasons) about the baby monkeys at Bambelela and that we’d become the Guardian Angels for one and named her Nikela, she immediately wanted to do the same.
The very next day she brought me a bagful of coins, she’d emptied out her piggy bank and wanted to know how much more she needed so she too could name a baby monkey this coming November (the time of year the orphans arrive at Bambelela.)
Well, after dumping out and counting the assortment of coins in the huge Snoopy cup we determined that if she raised an average of $30 by opening her stand 10 times she’d have enough to help pay for the food, diapers and medical expenses for an orphaned vervet monkey.
“What are you going to name your baby vervet monkey?” I asked.
“Mr. Little,” she replied. “It must be a boy!”
Last we spoke the group was scheming to add more products to their next stand offering… chocolate chip cookies, popsicles and bananas for the health conscious. Hope I can be around to join in the fun.
Care to help save baby monkeys too?
[Update: In June 2017 “the lead child” and her siblings visited Bambelela. They adopted a mischievous orphaned vervet monkey and named him MK.]
Enjoy a brief visit with the orphaned monkeys at Bambelela – child narrated
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