• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: April 1, 2003
  • Arrival: October 3, 2009
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Character: Inquisitive

Carli was originally purchased as a 'service monkey' for a young girl named Lauren who suffered with paraplegia from a car accident. Although the humans provided more service for the monkey than vice versa, they loved Carli very much. After Lauren's sudden death, Lauren's mother was determined to find the best possible home for Carli -- Jungle Friends was contacted. Dr. Beasley, Carli's veterinarian, drove Carli cross-country to her new sanctuary home. Carli arrived with a dowry that allowed us to build her a new outdoor habitat and a building for her indoor enclosure. Carli's guardian also made a generous gift in memory of Lauren to build another habitat and indoor enclosure for another monkey on our waiting list! Carli is very inquisitive and surprisingly, Carli's first friend at the sanctuary was Potter, one of our rescue dogs. As soon as Carli spied Potter, she ran down to him and started lip smacking! They have quite a relationship -- she is very gentle with Potter, caressing and grooming him. Of course, Carli had her pick of several eligible bachelors and Andy won her heart, Carli and Andy are a ‘model couple’.

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