Capuchins have been in the news lately. Justin Bieber's 'pet' monkey, Mally, was confiscated at the ariport in Munich last Thursday. Bieber didn't have the proper paperwork and now Mally is in quarantine. He was given four weeks to bring proof Mally was captive born to reclaim him.
Mally needs a sanctuary home, and we're lobbying to have him come to Jungle Friends. Not because we're Bieber groupies, but because we have a foster mom (Monkers) and a group of juveniles who can look after this 14-week old and raise him like a monkey, away from curiosity-seekers. Anyone have a private jet we can use to pick up baby Mally? Hmmm, I think Justin Bieber does!
It is very important that Mally be introduced to a family group to provide him with a surrogate mother and peer play. It took months the last time we got a monkey back to the US who was stuck in an airport and Mally needs a safe permanent home NOW!
The very best place for Mally would be Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, not only because we are in a better climate more suitable for a rainforest monkey, but because we have a ready-made family group of capuchin monkeys! Monkers, and three youngsters ranging in age of one year old to seven years old. Monkers nurtured each of the monkeys in her group - she even carried them on her back.
If Justin Bieber could get Mally's paperwork to the shelter in Munich after his April 6th concert in Germany, he could pick up Mally in his private jet and bring him to Jungle Friends before his concert in Helsinki on April 26th and then Bieber could come and visit Mally at the sanctuary, he has a concert in Jacksonville August 7th and Tampa August 8th. The world would see Justin Bieber as a hero and he could make a statement against owning monkeys as 'pets'. This would be best for all concerned, first of all for Mally to have a monkey family in sunny Florida, secondly to help stop the boom in capuchin monkeys sales that this could cause and third Bieber would know his baby monkey can live a "monkey life"!