• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: August 29, 2010
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Health Issues: Amputee
  • Character: Grumpy

Bob came to Jungle Friends after being retired from nicotine studies with 25 other squirrel monkeys. CNN reported their arrival with praise for all those who helped make history - this troop is the first to be retired from the FDA.

Bob is a compact little man with a round face. Bob’s tail was amputated long ago. Squirrel monkeys use their long tails for balance and posture, so the lack of a tail makes Bob slump a bit.  He is also greedy and unashamed about it – being the first to pounce on new treats or enrichment items.