Samantha 1992 - 2017

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: December 18, 1992
  • Arrival: April 18, 1993
  • Deceased: December 2, 2017
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Character: Devious

Sweet Samantha, who was the inspiration for Jungle Friends, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in December of 2016.

Sadly, Samantha’s cancer metastasized in her lungs, making it more and more difficult for her to breathe. On December 2, 2017,  shortly before her 25th birthday, Samantha left this world for the next.

Samantha died in Kari's arms surrounded by her friends and family, knowing how much she was loved and cherished.

Those who knew Samantha will remember her as a mischief-maker, always  plotting to play pranks on new volunteers. Samantha had a love for life that was contagious — she lived it to the fullest, right up until her very last day!

Samantha leaves behind an amazing legacy. Because Samantha came into Kari's life, hundreds of monkeys have found a safe and loving home. Her spirit will live on at the sanctuary and in all our hearts. Sam will be remembered with love every day and we will miss her every day.

Remebering Samantha - Her Legacy at Jungle Friends Lives On
Jungle News Post Rembering Samantha
Samantha's Cancer Diagnosis
Samantha Needs a Birthday Miracle
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