• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: May 25, 2005
  • Arrival: November 17, 2007
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Diabetes
  • Character: Energetic

Teto arrived at Jungle Friends when he was just two and a half years old. Teto had been living as a 'pet' in Maryland, where it is illegal. Teto’s guardians were already worried that he might become too aggressive with a new human baby in the house, and they were arranging for Teto's move to Jungle Friends when Animal Control contacted them. Someone had reported that they were keeping a monkey illegally. If Teto wasn't heading to a sanctuary soon, he would have been confiscated!

At Jungle Friends, Teto was introduced to another young capuchin who had been picked up by the authorities in Florida a short time earlier. The two boys have a grand time romping and wresting together. Teto loves his new, large habitat. Besides giving him lots of room for playing chase, it has a good supply of his new favorite snack -- bamboo shoots. Teto had been diagnosed with diabetes, and had been getting insulin injections before he came to Jungle Friends, but within a few weeks after arriving at Jungle Friends his condition improved greatly. He was weaned off insulin and has tested negative for glucose ever since. We attribute Teto's recovery to a good diet, plenty of exercise and less stress.

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