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Let's get Almost Wild in Vegas!
February 18, 2014 

Here is your excuse to go to Vegas!

Come party with us at
Almost Wild in Vegas
Las Vegas Country Club
Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9 pm
3000 Joe W Brown Dr, Las Vegas, NV 

Las Vegas is the original home of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, where Kari Bagnall started rescuing monkeys. When she realized how desperate the need was, she moved the sanctuary to Florida for its monkey-friendly climate, but her heart is still in Vegas. 


And the need? It is greater than ever. We're working with four universities who are getting out of the "monkey business" and releasing nearly 200 monkeys from research to Jungle Friends within the next two years -- effectively doubling the sanctuary. And you can help! 


Now that their chimpanzee cousins are on their way to freedom, let's get the monkeys out of research! Almost Wild is a fundraiser and awareness event to help get this movement started! We are hoping "Almost Wild in Vegas" will become an annual event, and you can help make it a success. 

Party details:
  • No tickets required, but we would appreciate your RSVP 
  • Silent auction and raffles 
  • $10 minimum donation at the door - we will always accept more:-)! 
  • Vegan snacks and juice bar
  • Meet Kari Bagnall, Founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary 
  • Take home your own unique piece of art, hand-painted by the monkeys! 
We hope to see you at the Las Vegas Country Club on Thursday, March 6th! Please email rsvp@junglefriends.org or call 386.462.7779 with your RSVP.

These are the faces of monkeys released from research:
Sloth with nut
When Chopin, a cotton-top tamarin, came to Jungle Friends as part of a group of 10 released from research, we thought that was a large group. Now we are preparing to receive 144 more just like him!
After 20+ years in a tiny laboratory cage, Sloth was released late in 2013 and now lives happily at Jungle Friends. Ten more capuchins like Sloth will be released from the same lab over the next two years.

P.S. If you would like to find out more about monkeys getting out of research, click here and to make a donation to Jungle Friends right now, please click here.