Cosmo

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: May 1, 1993
  • Arrival: May 14, 2007
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Diabetes
  • Character: Shy

Cosmo arrived with his guardian, who helped settle him in at the sanctuary. It was a tearful goodbye, especially since Cosmo had lived with the same human for over 14 years, but as it happens, life got in the way, and a permanent home for Cosmo without disruption was needed. Humans are a poor substitute for a companion for a monkey -- monkeys need to be with other monkeys. Cosmo has been diagnosed with diabetes and the disease is being controlled by diet. He lives with another diabetic who was weaned off insulin and also on a diabetic diet. Cosmo is incredibly good natured, craves attention and has made wonderful monkey friends.