In early January, Daisy finally made it to her new home, her sad face hinting at the long road of life that preceded her arrival. Thankfully, things are already starting to look up for her.
"Within the first couple of days, we've started to notice that she's communicating with the other capuchins that she can see, which is always a wonderful thing to see in a monkey with her background," says Marchbanks.
"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."