• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: July 1, 2007
  • Arrival: August 2, 2008
  • Background: Surrogate Child
  • Character: Spunky

Abby arrived at Jungle Friends when she was just a year old and still on formula. Abby’s guardians brought her to the sanctuary after watching a documentary about ‘pet’ monkeys.  Here, Abby met another baby monkey named Jak Jak who arrived the same day and was the same age. Abby and Jak Jak have a lot in common -- they both endured a lot of disruption in their short lives as 'pet' monkeys. Jungle Friends is the fourth home for both Abby and Jak Jak! Abby's last guardians took her in when she was six months old. As the months went by, they began to see that forcing Abby to wear diapers and being left alone all day while they were at work was not fair to Abby. So, it was decided that Abby needed to live a monkey's life -- with other monkeys. Abby is full of spunk and has turned out to be quite the little socialite, chattering and lip smacking to the other monkeys in neighboring habitats. Abby especially enjoys digging for worms, chewing on the plants and leaping from one perch to the next with lightning speed. At the end of the day, she is ready to snuggle in for a good night's sleep with Jak Jak -- recharging for more wild antics.

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