Ricki

  • Species: Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: January 23, 2009
  • Arrival: September 27, 2012
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Amputee
  • Character: Determined

Ricki was originally purchased as a ‘pet’, however, when Ricki matured and became aggressive, as wild animals do, his guardians realized that he needed to be with other monkeys. He originally travelled to the Endangered Primate Foundation in the hopes of meeting a companion but when he showed no interest in any of the females there, he came to Jungle Friends and made a love connection!

Ricki is finally enjoying the companionship he’s always needed. Ricki appreciates his new home, he loves lying in his favorite hammock at the very top of his habitat and watching the world go by, though he’s quick to climb down and check out anything that catches his interest.