Francine, originally from Canada, moved to Panama 12 years ago to follow her dream of living on a mangrove island paradise

Along the way she adopted 11 monkeys and 1 kinkajou, founded the Monkey Island Foundation, and built an eco-lodge in order to share her love for monkeys and her surreal island with guests, so that they too have the opportunity to take in the beauty of this unique little paradise. She is currently working on the development of another exciting project called Monkey Therapy

Offering tours to the public helps with covering some of the monkeys costs; thus allowing the foundation to use other donations (collected from sources other than the tours) to grow its funding for the new project

Francine has some amazing things in store, and is truly excited about launching the new Monkey Therapy project that will add value to the lives of monkeys and children around the world, and allow them to connect like never before

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about Monkey Therapy, to donate, or if you’d like to help us by joining the team!