• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: June 26, 2013
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Deputy

Oak was retired to Jungle Friends with 25 other squirrel monkeys after the FDA ended the nicotine studies they were a part of. 

Oak is an aloof but inspiring little fellow! Even though he suffers regularly from congenital rheumatoid arthritis, Oak leads the largest subset of boys in the troop. With his trusted right-hand-man Pip, Oak keeps 5 rowdy squirrel monkey friends in check. On his worse arthritis flare days, he rules from one of his favorite beds, either a coffee can swing or a pipe cap swing.

He has a way of raising his head, looking down his nose and wiggling his ears to let his crew know what’s what without having to get out of bed. On his better days, Oak can be standoffish about accepting treats often sending one of his minions to do a taste test first.