Puchi

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: May 1, 1984
  • Arrival: May 28, 2004
  • Background: Unknown
  • Health Issues: Toothless, Bone Disease, Amputee
  • Character: Sweet

Puchi joined Jungle Friends after he was found wandering along the Eisenhower Expressway in downtown Chicago. We believe that he was a ‘pet’ because he had some tooth extractions, but not much is known about Puchi. It is believed that he had been in a fire, which could explain his significant hair loss and a chronic upper respiratory problem. All we know for sure is that after Puchi was rescued from the highway and lived at a zoological organization for four years. When the organization closed Puchi came to Jungle Friends and adjusted very well. Puchi is a master forager and spends most of his time searching his habitats for special treats – namely, worms. When evening comes, Puchi likes to find a warm place and wrap himself from head to foot in his blanket.

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