• Species: Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: September 13, 1999
  • Arrival: September 13, 2014
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Diabetes
  • Character: Sweet

Zaira was introduced to Jungle Friends in Las Vegas prior to her move to Florida; it wasn’t until 15 years later, that she arrived in Gainesville by private plane. Although she had been without monkey friends for 15 years, she had no problem becoming a monkey and reuniting with her old monkey friends from Las Vegas. Zaira was diagnosed with diabetes when she arrived at the sanctuary; fortunately, she reunited with an old friend from Las Vegas, who is also diabetic. Zaira is doing just great and is one of the sweetest monkeys at the sanctuary – she always seems to be happy and in a good mood!


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