• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 17, 2010
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Lookout

Riot 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. 

Riot is the troop’s lookout. He keeps vigilant watch through every doorway and window to alert the troop of incoming treats and interesting events going on at Jungle Friends!  The riot he displays or causes depends on the excitement value of the event. A familiar favorite treat will be announced with bird-like tweets until the whole troop is twittering.

Riot is the troop’s tallest monkey which may be the reason why he is so good at his job. He is especially busy these days announcing incoming foliage that grows in the outdoor portion of their future home as well as natural floral arrangements donated by their favorite local florist.