Buttercup 2001 - 2016

  • Species: Saguinus oedipus
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: July 26, 2001
  • Arrival: April 22, 2015
  • Deceased: April 7, 2016
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Strong-willed

Buttercup arrived at Jungle Friends on April 22nd, 2015, with 32 other cotton-top tamarins after the lab where they'd previously lived closed its doors. Though the move to Jungle Friends was a drastic change from the home she was used to, Buttercup adjusted incredibly well to her new home and soon grew to love the outdoors. At first she enjoyed lounging around in the sun with her partner, but eventually she discovered how much fun her habitat could be. Pretty soon, she was spending most of her time hopping around on the ground in her habitat, where she was free to catch bugs or chase her companion. Her stubborn nature quickly made her a favorite among her caregivers. It was always a challenge to get Buttercup to take her medication, and she seemed to enjoy this game with her caregivers. She passed away in April from unknown causes.