January 1, 2016 (The Year of the Monkey)

"And now we welcome the new year.
Full of things that have never been."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~


Happy New Year! On this first day of 2016 we celebrate a new beginning and a fresh start in fulfilling our mission of saving monkeys and promoting compassion. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our $50,000 match to raise funds for the eight capuchin monkeys (The Ironmen) who are being released from bio-medical research next week. The results are in and $57,080 was raised. Combine that with the match for a grand total of $107,080! This will not only build their habitats, but also give us 2 years of support for the monkeys!

Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have your compassionate support. Because of you, Jungle Friends was able to accept nearly 100 monkeys the past year...89 released from research, 5 were ex-pets and 4 from the entertainment business. I cannot thank you enough -- YOU made this happen!

From all of us humans and the soon-to-be 306 monkeys at Jungle Friends, we wish you a Happy New Year...of the Monkey.

Kari Bagnall

P.S. For those of you who asked me for a video with more monkeys and their voices, Jack made this video just for you -- 5 minutes of monkeys opening their holiday gifts!
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