Andrea arrived at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary in August 2019 after suffering a severe electrical shock from a power line. Sadly, the surgery she required to save her life included the amputation of one arm and part of her tail, severely restricting her movements. While she can move through our spacious, specially designed habitats with ease, there is too high a risk of her falling and injuring herself further in the wild. To make sure she has a fulfilling life here, we ensure she has plenty of space, other monkeys to interact with, and new enrichments to keep her challenged and engaged throughout her life. Her happiness is our priority.
Currently, Andrea is happily sharing a habitat with her friends Alex and Nicki. Her gentle nature makes her a great surrogate for juveniles in need of nurture from other monkeys. The more time she spends at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary the more she is coming out of her shell, and she is the first to investigate when local troops pass her habitat!
To help improve Andrea’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.