• Species: Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: March 20, 1999
  • Arrival: June 24, 2014
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Attentive

Snickers, named by his first sponsor, arrived at Jungle Friends along with 19 other cotton-top tamarins. They were the first group out of 66 monkeys retired to the sanctuary after the closure of the major primate research lab where he and his twin sister lived their entire lives.

Snickers and his twin were among the first pairs to go outside and explore their new habitat, a huge feat as these monkeys had never been outside before! It took several days of sitting at the threshold and staring at this strange new world before they were brave enough to actually enter the habitat. They now spend most of their time outside, though Snickers usually opts for a branch near the runway, just in case something inside requires his attention. Snickers is very protective of his sister, and follows her everywhere.

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