• Species: Common Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri scuireus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: May 17, 2011
  • Arrival: November 14, 2018
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Pick Pocket

Topper 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. 

Topper is calm and genuine, however he does get a little giddy about his hobby... he loves to snatch hats off caregiver’s heads. No hat? No problem. He also loves glasses, hair clips, and maybe an occasional lock of hair. Once he has sniffed it and completed his thorough analysis, he will quickly have passed the hat to his neighbor so he won’t get caught with it. Topper’s neighbors will follow suit and by the time you get to the end of the neighborhood, your hat will be back with Topper!