• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: August 3, 2018
  • Arrival: April 27, 2019
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Character: Rambunctious

Jungle Friends welcomed Daisy, a brown capuchin, on the afternoon of April 27, 2019. Daisy made national headlines when she was found in Chicago at an ambulance service garage. Read the story here and view the post on the Facebook page of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC).

While it is illegal to have a primate for a pet in the state of Illinios, residents who have had lawful possession of a primate before January 1, 2011 are permitted to own a primate. Many people came forward to claim Daisy as their pet, but no one was able to prove lawful ownership. CACC made the decision to transfer her to an accredited primate sanctuary, and Jungle Friends was chosen.

After staying at CACC, plans were made to release her to Jungle Friends. Working in conjunction with two primate sanctuary founders, Scott Kubisch Founder of Peaceable Primate Sanctuary, in Winamac, Indiana and April Truitt, Co-Founder of Primate Rescue Center located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, Daisy was transported by car and private plane from Chicago to Gainesville, Florida.

Daisy will enjoy her life in a neo-tropical natural habitat and will live an “Almost Wild” life. The carestaff at Jungle Friends will soon begin socializing Daisy with a companion monkey.