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June 27, 2014


The first group of cotton-top tamarins arrived last Monday! Ten pairs who are among the oldest of the group of 100+ tamarins coming from a university closing their primate research center arrived after a 24-hour drive. They are in great shape and very alert -- chattering, playing and grooming each other. The monkeys are settling in to their new indoor habitats very nicely. Next step... the great outdoors! Visit their Photo Album for more pictures of these very rare monkeys and consider a Sponsorship in honor or in memory of a loved one.

These tamarins have spent their lives indoors in a sterile environment. Now they will have large naturalistic outdoor habitats! For the first time, these tiny, critically endangered monkeys will feel the warmth of the sun and have trees to climb in. After contributing to scientific research, it's our turn to give back to these monkeys and give them a dignified, peaceful  sanctuary retirement.

Watch the Facebook album for photos as we introduce the cotton-tops to more and more fun and luxurious aspects of their new homes. Most of these tamarins came with numbers instead of names. Find out how to name one of the little darlings with a Sponsorship , call me for details!

But wait -- there's more...the 7 UGA Boys will arrive tomorrow, whew, so stay tuned on Facebook as we document their arrival, vasectomies and release into their outdoor habitats!

Kari Bagnall Lots of monkey love from Kari




P.S. Thank you for all of your letters in support of Jungle Friends for our application for the special exception permit that was crucial to our ability to take in so many more monkeys being released from research. Many of our neighbors have changed their opinions, and the permit was approved unanimously by our County Commissioners!

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