Meet The Monkeys

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides permanent, high-quality sanctuary care for abused or unwanted New World primates from around the United States who have been cast-off from the pet trade, retired from research, or confiscated by authorities. Click the links below to find photos and information about all the individual monkey residents of Jungle Friends.

Capuchins

Capuchins

The capuchins are New World monkeys of the genus Cebus. The range of capuchin monkeys includes Central America and South America as far south as northern Argentina. Capuchins are considered the most intelligent New World monkeys. >>

 

Marmosets

Marmosets

Marmosets are highly active, living in the upper canopy of forest trees, and feeding on insects, fruit and leaves. They have long lower incisors, which allow them to chew holes in tree trunks and branches to harvest the gum inside; some species are specialised feeders on gum. >>

 

Spider Monkeys

Spider Monkeys

Spider monkeys are found in tropical forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil. The genus contains seven species including the endangered Black-headed Spider Monkey and Brown Spider Monkey. >>

 

Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. Unlike the other New World monkeys, their tail is not used for climbing, but as a kind of "balancing pole" and also as a tool. Their movements in the branches can be very rapid. >>

 

Tamarins

Tamarins

The tamarins are squirrel-sized New World monkeys who range from southern Central America through central South America, where they are found in the Amazon basin and north Bolivia but not in mountainous regions. >>

 

Monkey Memorials

Monkey Memorials

They have passed on, but we will hold them in our hearts forever. >>