Chiquita 1973 - 2019

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: January 23, 1973
  • Arrival: October 15, 2016
  • Deceased: January 12, 2019
  • Background: Ex-Pet
  • Health Issues: Bone Disease
  • Character: Sweet

Chiquita was born in 1973 and was sold to a couple who kept her as a “pet” for over 40 years. The last 25 years of her life Chiquita became more unmanageable and lived alone in their backyard in a small cage. When her guardian passed, his daughters contacted Jungle Friends in hopes of finding a permanent home for Chiquita with other monkeys. Kari and Claude drove the 6 hours to bring her to her new home at the sanctuary.

Chiquita was favoring one leg and had a lot of difficulty walking and her vet visit revealed metabolic bone disease and arthritis. Chiquita was introduced to another elderly monkey named Puchi, a favorite here at the sanctuary! At Jungle Friends, Chiquita was a champion eater, most days you could find her snacking, exploring her habitat and taking monkey naps in the sun.