White-Faced Capuchins (Cebus capucinus)
- Gender: Female
- Birthday: December 18, 1992
- Arrival: April 18, 1993
- Background: Ex-Pet
- Character: Devious
Samantha is how Jungle Friends began! Samantha was born in Las Vegas and purchased as a ‘pet’. When the novelty wore off and she became troublesome, she was given to Kari, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary founder, and the sanctuary was born.
Samantha’s personality is that of a defiant teenager. She can be very charming; however she can also be most aggressive to humans, but never to her sweet little sister Charlotte to whom she is very devoted.
Samantha is extremely intelligent, as well as devious. She will lure you over with looks of innocence and drop her toys outside the habitat. When an unsuspecting volunteer bends to pick it up for her, Sam will go for the hair.
One of her favorite games is peek-a-boo. Samantha will hide behind a hanging sheet and poke her head around to get your attention and then hide again -- this game will go on and on. Samantha and Charlotte’s mornings are spent with outrageous play and much of the afternoons are spent lounging on a tree limb in pleasant grooming sessions.
Samantha's Cancer Diagnosis