"Soon, she'll start to explore the territory. The keepers will be keeping a close eye on her, and we'll establish which monkeys she's most interested in and which social group she's most likely to set into. Socialization is a very slow process, and, obviously because of her age, we have to be extra careful. But we have quite a lot of other elderly capuchins here, and we're pretty confident that Daisy's lust for life, spirit and energy will mean that she's very keen to make friends."
Daisy's sad life story is hardly surprising for her keepers. Each of the 30 capuchin monkeys at Wild Futures sanctuary was also rescued after being kept as a pet.
"What tends to happen is that people keep these very cute babies in the house - then they start to grow up," says Marchbanks. "Although capuchins aren't large monkeys, they are extremely powerful, and the males in particular become extremely aggressive and powerful in their teenage years. That's when people no longer can really handle them or look after them."