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October 28, 2009 - New Arrivals and Monkey Biz

Dear friends of Jungle Friends

Again, I must apologize for my lack of communication - most of you know that my dad passed last week. He had a stroke about two years ago and while he was in rehab he had a surgery that nearly killed him. Dad pulled through time after time, but was never able to fully recover. I had a great visit with dad while I was in Vegas for Monkey Biz; he was unable to attend due to his failing health, but he was there in spirit. Thank you so much for all of your kind thoughts, considerate messages and sympathy cards, it really means so much to me to have such a loving Jungle Friends Family. I owe so much to my dad - my strength, my tenacity and the courage to stand up for what I believe in - I love you dad!

And now for some monkey news...we have had four new monkey additions to our Jungle Friends Family! That means we now have 120 monkeys who call Jungle Friends home. What does that mean, you may ask...? It means we really need your help. Our new arrivals are in need of Monkey Sponsors -- please help!

The new faces at Jungle Friends

Meet Carli...

Carli, a 6-year-old brown capuchin, joined us about two weeks ago. She was originally purchased as a "service monkey" for a young girl named Lauren who suffered from paraplegia from a car accident. Lauren died suddenly and her mother placed Carli at Jungle Friends to learn how to be a monkey and have friends of her own species. Surprisingly, Carli's first new friend was Potter. As soon as Carli spied Potter, she ran down to him and started lip smacking! She is very gentle with Potter, caressing and grooming him. During play she will grab his toys right out of his mouth and Potter doesn't mind... he is really taken with Carli. Oh, who is Potter, you ask? Find out in this exclusive video of Carli and Potter you will love it!

Meet Axl and Freyja...


Axl, a squirrel monkey, and Freyja, a cotton-top tamarin, arrived together at Jungle Friends last month. Axl's history is vague and he was very grouchy when he arrived, but he is quite happy now in his new habitat surrounded by other squirrel monkeys.


freyja Freyja was retired from laboratory research. Fortunately for Freyja, a male tamarin at Jungle Friends named Tripoli was also in need of a friend. Be sure to watch the video of the day they met, it was love at first sight!

Meet Wendell

wendell Wendell is a brown capuchin in his thirties. He arrived at Jungle Friends last Saturday night. Wendell is diabetic, most of his fingers on his left hand were broken and he has no hair on his tail. Wendell's medical problems are a bit of a mystery. Obviously, Wendell has had his share of bad luck, and still, he greets everyone with a warm smile and extends his hand in friendship. Please extend your hand and sponsor Wendell, he is a very special monkey.

Please give the gift of charity this holiday! Monkey Art is all the rage - the perfect gift for that person on your list who is difficult to buy for. Or sponsor a monkey in honor or in memory of a loved one. Making a donation to Jungle Friends in the name of a friend or relative is a wonderful way to help the monkeys and to help spread the word about our mission. Monkey Calendars also make great gifts. Send Jungle Friends Holiday Cards and include a donation form... you can download donation forms right from our website. The new Monkey Holiday Card features Abby this year! You can promote the Jungle Friends mission and wish your loved ones Peace and Love with these beautiful cards.

Lots of monkey love,
Kari and the monks

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