• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: October 2, 2011
  • Arrival: October 2, 2011
  • Background: Sanctuary-Born
  • Character: Playful

Skittles was a big surprise! She was born to Rachel, who was among a group of capuchins who had been rescued from a bankrupt roadside zoo. We were told the males were vasectomized, so it was quite a surprise when three monkeys gave birth! All the boys were separated into a bachelor group until they had vasectomies. Skittles and her mother Rachel and her Aunt Monica were moved into a habitat on their own where they could care for baby Skittles. Because Skittles was mother-reared, she doesn’t have any stereotypical behaviors, like rocking, digit sucking or self-grasping.