Twinkle

  • Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: January 7, 2006
  • Arrival: July 1, 2015
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Expressive

Twinkle is gesturally expressive. She is often seen making requesting gestures to her lifelong friends Judy, CB, Mila, Emma, Scout, Chiny, Betsy and Eve, by outreaching her hand and requesting that they give her food or a toy.  She 'invented' a new requesting gesture that involves lifting her leg up over her shoulder that she directs to her human caregivers when she wants a food treat or toy.  Now at Jungle Friends Twinkle has turned her attention toward investigating her new  'almost wild' home but her human caregivers are watching closely for new gestures.