• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: June 7, 2011
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Pretender

Haz 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. 

Hazard, aka “Haz”, is the ringleader of this trio of wisecracking, hecklers. They bring their own style of comedy to the troop with constant commentary, rude noises, and occasionally firing biscuits or other food across the room. Haz has real showmanship and usually emphasizes his comedic delivery with a jump up and down on his bouncy perch or coffee can swing. He has a challenging, “So what if I did!” attitude about him.  Haz likes to keep the others stirred up by “crying wolf” several times throughout the day.