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Research Retirement: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Sanctuary
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June 27, 2015

At Jungle Friends our motto is #NeverGiveUp. Blue and Fiona didn't give up! We have been working diligently over the last few months preparing for 57 squirrel monkeys who, after eight years of planning, are finally being released from research. We're excited to announce that our Emerald City residents will be arriving this Wednesday, July 1st. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter as we document their arrival to the sanctuary.



Jersey wide shot
Jersey, a former pet, came to Jungle Friends suffering from self-mutilation and facing euthanasia. He had bitten off one toe and was chewing on both feet and his hands. His flesh was literally dying. Jersey didn't give up and neither did we! Read Jersey's story:
From Rescue to Rehab.


Not every monkey who comes to Jungle Friends is in perfect health and while some might recommend euthanasia as a solution, we firmly believe in giving every monkey a chance to live a full life with dignity. That's why we specialize in caring for special-needs monkeys including those suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes and those with physical limitations such as blindness, amputations and paralysis. Because these monkeys require additional health care, we created the Monkey Medical Fund. Your gift will help cover medical expenses including veterinary care, medical supplies and equipment for our on-site clinic.  

2015 ASP Conference a Success!    


The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) held its annual meeting in Bend, Oregon this month. Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary was part of the Symposium: The Advancement of the Modern Primate Sanctuary and the Growth of Collaborative Opportunities. Jungle Friends Founder and Director, Kari Bagnall, addressed attendees with her presentation "Research Retirement: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Sanctuary" where she outlined ways universities and primate sanctuaries could work collaboratively to retire research monkeys.  


To further the agenda of retiring research monkeys, Erika Fleury, North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) Program Manager, gave her presentation on "The Evolution of Primate Sanctuaries in the United States". We appreciate that we had the opportunity to present NAPSA sanctuaries and our work to the ASP crowd. It was apparent there exist many ways that the sanctuary and research communities can join together to benefit the primates involved. We look forward to future collaborations with the ASP community. ASP Photo Album 


The greatest demand for sanctuary care at Jungle Friends is for monkeys being released from research, a welcome trend! Within the past 18 months we have offered homes to 76 monkeys retired from the lab and are in active discussions with other universities who wish to retire their monkeys.


If you would like to be a part of this movement please consider making a gift to our Research Retirement Fund

Kari Bagnall

Lots of monkey love from Kari

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