Elvis

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: February 1, 2000
  • Arrival: February 21, 2007
  • Background: Other Rescue
  • Health Issues: Self-Attacking
  • Character: Anxious

Elvis has left the building! That's right -- Elvis completed his tour of Texas and is residing at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. Of course, that would be Elvis, the brown capuchin! Elvis has had his share of hard times. He was kept as a 'pet' -- until he bit someone. This meant a death sentence for Elvis unless he could be placed in a sanctuary. A sanctuary in Texas stepped in to save Elvis by keeping him for the quarantine period. During his stint in "Heartbreak Hotel", Jungle Friends was selected as the best place to provide what Elvis needed: a permanent home where he could be socialized with others of his own species and age. Elvis hitched a ride from Texas to Florida with a few Jungle Friends. During the trip Elvis did his own version of the "Jailhouse Rock" by throwing food at the driver. He was not happy with the cramped quarters or the 20-hour drive. When Elvis arrived at Jungle Friends he was ready to rock and roll. At first Elvis reacted like other new monkeys; not sure of his new "digs", he would cautiously scout around. But after a mere week, Elvis was ready for his next engagement -- Elvis was ready to get acquainted! All went well -- Elvis hit the big time with his monkey friends! There will be no "Return to Sender" for Elvis. We like to think, knowing what Elvis's fate could have been, that Jungle Friends is his "Good Luck Charm." We think we heard him saying "Thank you, thank you very much."

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