Wendell

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: January 1, 1979
  • Arrival: October 16, 2009
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Toothless, Self-Attacking, Bone Disease, Blind, Amputee, Geriatric, Diabetes
  • Character: Determined

Wendell is an elderly capuchin who arrived at Jungle Friends by way of another sanctuary. Wendell was in such poor health he could not travel to Jungle Friends until his diabetes was under control and his hand was healed. We are not sure what caused the trauma to his hand; most of his fingers on his left hand were broken with skin missing leaving his hand raw. We believe he self-mutilated due to neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes. Wendell also became blind, which we also believe to be related to the diabetes. We are not sure why, but Wendell's tail has no hair.

Wendell is one of the sweetest monkeys you will ever know. Obviously, he has had his share of bad luck, and still, Wendell greets everyone with a smile and offers his hand to everyone he meets. At night he cuddles up with his blankets in his indoor enclosure with his monkey friends.


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