Alex arrived at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary in April 2019 after suffering a severe electrical shock from a power line. Sadly, the surgery he required to save his life included the amputation of one arm and part of his tail, severely restricting his movements. While he can move through our spacious, specially designed habitats with ease, there is too high a risk of him falling and injuring himself further in the wild. To make sure he has a fulfilling life here, we ensure he has plenty of space, other monkeys to interact with, and new enrichments to keep him challenged and engaged throughout his life. His happiness is our priority.
Currently, Alex is happily sharing a habitat with his friend Andrea, another handicapped howler monkey.
To help improve Alex’s quality of life, we are currently building a spacious new habitat measuring a staggering 50ft tall to encompass an area of natural trees. This habitat will recreate their natural habitat as closely as possible while remaining a safe environment for handicapped howlers.