She lived for 25 years housed in a precarious enclosure without conditions for a dignified life in the zoo, and still lost the only companion she had.
When she arrived at the Sanctuary she seemed very scared and suspicious, she had a phobia of being closed in a restricted environment. A trauma that seemed to be irreversible.
With a lot of patience and dedication, Katai learned to trust her caregivers and today she is confident walking in her enclosure and interacting with her spider monkey neighbors. Enrichment techniques were instituted with a view to removing the monotony of captivity and encouraging its locomotion.