Gizmo

  • Species: Black-Handed Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi)
  • Gender: Male
  • Arrival: October 24, 2016
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Character: Energetic

Before life at the Sanctuary, Gizmo spent his days in a habitat very similar to those at Jungle Friends -- ropes to swing on, toys to play with and leaves to munch. Unfortunately, flood waters destroyed his habitat, rendering it unsafe for him. His guardians contacted Jungle Friends and soon they were on their way to Gainesville! Gizmo’s guardians loved him very much and were saddened at the thought of life without Gizmo, but once they got to Jungle Friends and saw how much monkeys really needed to be with other monkeys, they were happy that the events led them to finding a home for Gizmo with other monkeys.

Gizmo is very sweet and loves to chat with his neighbors through the runways. He spends much of his day swinging through his habitat and working up an appetite!