Gizmo Sr

  • Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 6, 1980
  • Arrival: July 6, 2001
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Diabetes
  • Character: Happy

Gizmo Sr. was placed at Jungle Friends when he was 21 years old. His past is vague; we do know that he was sold as an adult in New York to a young boy to be kept as a ‘pet’, and was later confiscated by the authorities. It is illegal to own a "pet" monkey in New York. Gizmo was then held at the Back to Nature Sanctuary in Orlando before finally finding a permanent home at Jungle Friends. Gizmo is one of the largest capuchins at Jungle Friends and he is solid muscle! He is also quite a handsome fellow and adored by many other monkeys. As far as we know, he had been living without other monkey companions all of his life. After decades of living alone, Gizmo easily made friends when introduced with others of the same species.