Don King

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: October 2, 1990
  • Arrival: October 2, 2013
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Dominant

Don King arrived at Jungle Friends with another brown capuchin named Sloth. Both boys were stolen from their native home in Argentina and sold into laboratory research to be used in iron toxicity studies. These boys spent years in a small cage – all alone. Don King was named because of his wild hair. In 2005 nine of the monkeys in the iron toxicity studies were released from the lab to Jungle Friends, unfortunately, Don King and Sloth were kept for more research. Then a miracle happened – They were released too! We situated them near several of the other monkeys who retired from the same lab earlier and we do believe they recognized the other boys. Although they lived alone at the lab, Don King and Sloth were introduced to each other at the sanctuary and it was a perfect match. They are very busy all day playing, foraging and tree climbing. These boys are famous for their “double-threats” toward any humans passing by their habitat.

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