It is important to note that it is illegal to keep a monkey as a pet in the United States, however, that does not mean one cannot “adopt” a monkey in order to help in animal conservation efforts. One can do that in many sanctuaries throughout the world. For example, **Show Me Spirits Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center** in South Africa is a sanctuary that allows visitors to interact with the resident primates.
It also offers adoption programs where one can pay a fee to sponsor a particular monkey. Other organizations like the **National Primate Rescue Center in Missouri** and the **Primate Rescue Center in Kentucky** also offer adoption programs.