Rosie 1969 - 2004

  • Species: Brown Capuchin (Cebus apella)
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: January 1, 1969
  • Arrival: June 5, 1995
  • Deceased: April 14, 2004
  • Character: Sweet

April 15, 2004 It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that we lost Rosie to Cancer in her uterus last night. You would not have known a thing was wrong with Rosie, had you see her just three days ago. She only started showing signs of not feeling well a couple of days before she passed and for that we are very grateful. She did not suffer long and only spent one day at the vet school where she was diagnosed. After her diagnosis, she came home to die among her friends and family.

Yesterday morning, before we took Rosie to the vet school, she was being groomed by her family; Scooter, Billy, Pickles and Rita and when she came back home, Scooter never left her side. Scooter is the alpha male in the group and Rosie was the alpha female. Scooter groomed Rosie and consoled her long after the others had said their good-byes. We think that Scooter will miss her the most, as they were constant companions and playmates. We will never forget how they played in the runways everyday. Little Rita has some big shoes to fill, as she will most likely move up to alpha female status in the group.

We will all miss Rosie, she was a long-time resident of Jungle Friends, she was rescued from being sent to an exotic animal auction when the breeder was getting out of the business. Rosie spent many years having baby after baby stolen from her in a breeding facility and we are happy that Rosie spent the last 9 years at Jungle Friends doing monkey things and making monkey friends. All of Rosie's sponsorship dollars will go into the Gizmo Memorial Medical Fund.

We all feel a great void here at Jungle Friends without our Rosie, but we know that she will live on at Jungle Friends in spirit, she was a wonderful monkey. Rosie was a good role model to the younger monkeys and was always ready for a game of rough and tumble play with Scooter. Rosie was a great soul and we will all miss her very much.

Lots of monkey love,
Kari and the monks

Rosie was a rather large female who lived with Scooter, Billy and Pickles. Rosie's past is unknown. She came to Jungle Friends in the summer of 1995 with Billy from a breeder going out of business and was thankfully intercepted from going to an exotic animal auction. Rosie spent much of her time with either Scooter or Billy-whomever seemed to be the more promising "boyfriend" at the moment. She was usually a troublemaker, and liked to start trouble between Billy and Scooter. Rosie spent much of her time being groomed by either Scooter or Billy and reveled in the attention! She was very possessive of her men as well as her cherished food. Rosie seemed to have more liberty, or maybe more courage, with Billy and Scooter than Pickles. She would steal treats out of their hands and hold onto her toys tight when one tries to steal them. She was definitely a 90s girl! She was very sweet and screamed right along with Scooter and Billy upon the arrival of one of her favorite human primates.