• Species: White-Faced Capuchins (Cebus capucinus)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: December 24, 1991
  • Arrival: February 27, 2000
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Character: Beautiful

Kelli arrived at Jungle Friends when she was nine years old. Prior to her arrival, Kelli was kept as a 'pet' and traveled cross-country with her guardian in an RV. However, living in such tight quarters was not acceptable to Kelli, who took out her aggression on her guardian’s wife. The wife gave her husband an ultimatum, "It's either me or the monkey." He chose his wife -- go figure? When Kelli joined the Jungle Friends family she was very reserved and only trusted one other monkey, named Corky. The two have a wonderful relationship and live together in a large naturalistic habitat. She and Corky are very playful. Kelli will slap Corky and run; Corky joins in the fun and chases her through the trees until he catches up with her and pounces. Kelli also loves a good game of catch, which she will play for hours. Kelli is quite beautiful and is referred to as 'The Princess'. She also enjoys her grooming sessions with Corky. When the sun goes down they are always snuggled together in their bedding.