Type : Bonnet Macaque
Sex : Female
Age : Approx. 3 Years old on arrival
Date of Arrival : 14th February 2007

Nora was reported to the IAR center by a restaurant owner when she was seen being used for begging in Calangute.

There was a gang of people with her who clearly realized that what they were doing was illegal and were ready to take off on motorbikes. For this reason John had to simply grab the monkey's chain and after a protracted struggle bundled her in the car. John then had to drive off with a monkey he did not know running loose around the inside the car not knowing if he was about to be attacked. What made the situation worse was that the chain at one point got caught around his neck! However luckily she soon settled down and ended up sitting in the passenger seat looking out of the window.

John initially spent a lot of time with her as she thought that every move from a human meant she was going to be hit. Nora remained very attached to John, but now gets walks and treats from male staff members. Nora now lives with Rolo, in an up/down relationship, neither having learned to share. Nora comes out every day for a swim or cuddles, she is still affectionate to male humans.


By using our website we assume you are happy receiving all cookies from our site. For more information on the cookies we use and how to disable them see our privacy policy


We have a Facebook Page where we post photos and videos to keep our supporters up to date on what's happening at The Primate Trust.


Donate towrds The Primate TrustClick to see donation options available. We are happy to talk you through any queries you have and would be happy for any donation however large or small.


Jo, Caring for monkeysJo's blog is an insight in to the day to day problems of caring for these highly intelligent wonderful creatures. Often funny and amusing, but also, at times heartbreaking Latest Blog Entries