• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 21, 2013
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Bossy

Pip 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.

Pip has narrow, assessing eyes and studies his roommates well, always looking for a way to insinuate himself as the leader. He has chosen his buddy Haz as his role model, thinking if he is loud enough, he too can be boss. He often shrieks at his playmates, all of whom ignore him and keep playing. He does eventually give up this tactic and he joins in the games concocted by Mac and Gizmo on their terms. Hopefully, he will abandon Haz’s method and just be himself someday.