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June 7, 2014


It's another monkey miracle! I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to check on Bongo and found him walking! Back in March, Bongo lost the use of his legs due to a ruptured disc. The neurologist said he was paraplegic and no surgery would help Bongo --  euthanization was suggested.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Bongo walking!
But you know how we feel about that -- we will give every monkey every chance to get better! We see a lot of miracles here at Jungle Friends.

We set up Bongo and his best friend KC in a specially-adapted "re-habitat" where he could scoot around, eat and sleep comfortably at ground level. Watch this video of how well KC took care of Bongo when he couldn't walk.

Now, almost three months later, Bongo is walking! (Watch another video here.) He is grasping with his feet, too. Even though things are looking up for Bongo, some of the other boys are having a hard week.

Sammy broke out in a painful rash on his sweet wrinkly face, as well as his hands, legs and tail. Biopsy results were inconclusive, but the pathologist thinks it could be Pemphigus Foliacious -- an autoimmune problem. We did lymph node biopsies to make sure he doesn't have cancer, but that was inconclusive too. Sammy is looking better and Elvis is gently grooming him, but he could use your positive, healing thoughts.
Elvis grooming Sammy
Elvis has been taking good care of Sammy!

Kendra and Scar
Kendra preps Scar for sutures.
Then, just when we thought everything was quiet, Scar and Roddy got into a fight. We aren't sure what started it, but by the time it was over there was a lot of damage done. Carla stitched both of them up, gave them pain medication and started them on antibiotics.

I just left the boys and they are sleeping peacefully. Kendra and I will be checking on Scar and Roddy throughout the night. These two are going to have to live apart for a while until they work out their differences.

There is never a dull moment when you have a sanctuary full of monkeys, whew!

Kari Bagnall Lots of monkey love from Kari




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