A monkey must place his/her recipient as “alpha” or the top of their hierarchy in order for the bond to be made and a working relationship to be formed. Unfortunately, a monkey will never choose a child as alpha, especially in the presence of other adults (Mom/Dad/caregivers). Therefore, the recipient-service monkey relationship between a monkey and a child would never be successful. There are no exceptions to this reality.
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Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.