Saving a Tiny Monkey at Melbourne Zoo Australia(Video Included)

Estela the spider monkey was rejected by her Mum. This meant of course that she couldn’t get her mother’s milk, consequently, she was not protected from any infections, it also means that she was very underweight. The wonderful people of Melbourne Zoo are doing what they can to try and save her. I hope all goes well for little Estela, and I wish all those that are trying to help Estela the best of luck.


Carers at Melbourne Zoo have been working around the clock to look after baby spider monkey Estela, who was rejected at birth by her mother in January. Picture: Alex Coppel. (Picture Gallery)

There is a story about Estela in the Herald Sun
Also a story in the Courier Mail.

See more photo’s at the Herald Sun Picture Gallery.


Estela is learning to be a monkey from grandma Sonya. Picture: Fiona Hamilton Source: Herald Sun

UPDATE:-
Estela is now with Grandma Sonya.
Read the story in Adelaide Now.

If you cannot watch the video because of the music you can see it here.

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6 Responses to Saving a Tiny Monkey at Melbourne Zoo Australia(Video Included)

  1. travelrat says:

    I feel an attack of anthropomorphism coming on … !! 😀

  2. EternalForms says:

    I saw photos of this monkey earlier in the week. It is so cute I think I’ll get one for my little peanut! 🙂 Seriously though, my brother and I have always wanted a little spider monkey, but they’re really not for pets. Glad he found himself a home and a good mentor in Sonya!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Eternal Forms,
      They are so cute aren’t they, I think a lot of people would love to have one, but you are right, they are not pets.

  3. Barbara Rodgers says:

    Many blessings and best wishes to Estela and those who are taking such good care of her! What would the world be without the tender loving care of grandmothers?

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