PC

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: January 1, 1985
  • Arrival: April 6, 2005
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Alive

PC (short for 'Problem Child') was captured in the rainforest as a youngster, PC was stolen from the freedom of his natural home and exported to the US where he was sold into research. For nearly two decades, PC lived in the laboratory, housed indoors, alone in a small cage. Fortunately, after the iron toxicity studies ended, PC and eight other capuchins were retired to Jungle Friends. Now the retirees enjoy large, naturalistic outdoor habitats. PC was extremely reserved at first, not sure of his new environment or who he could trust. But when PC was introduced to another retired lab monkey, he came alive. The two boys explored their new home together, inspecting every inch and digging holes in search of 'special treats'.