Tom

  • Species: Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: August 22, 2002
  • Arrival: June 24, 2014
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Expressive

Tom, named after one of our board member’s sons, arrived at Jungle Friends along with 19 other cotton-top tamarins. They were in the first group of the 66 monkeys who were retired to the sanctuary after the closure of a major primate research lab.

Tom had never seen the outdoors before coming to Jungle Friends, and he was very hesitant to go out at first. Tom would venture a few feet into his outdoor runway, unsure of the world beyond. In time, he figured out how much fun was waiting for him outside. Tom really enjoyed the new food here at Jungle Friends and eats just about everything offered to him. He’s also one of the most vocal cotton-tops, and Tom won’t hesitate to let everybody know when a new volunteer or one of the sanctuary dogs is near.

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