• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 19, 2013
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Agreeable

Gideon 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.

Gideon is good company for his friends Oak and Pip. They are cheerful and playful, but don’t get too rowdy when Oak is not well. Gideon is a favorite friend of many who blends in anywhere. He is friendly to all and his face seems to be made up mostly with his giant, adorable eyes.