March 12, 2016

I knew we had to make room
 for him at Jungle Friends --
 those eyes!
I received an email on 2/26/16 which read, "I came across ur website and wanted to find out if you take in monkeys. I witnessed people dump a pet carrier on the side of a highway and decided to make sure nothing was in there, when I approached the cage it was a monkey who was very frightened and bleeding. Everywhere I called would not take him. I decided to try and take him out in a closed area and realized this monkey had no teeth and definitely abused, with a collar wrapped around his neck. I don't want to take him somewhere where they will just put him to sleep." The writer sent this photo (left) of the monkey she found -- of course, I couldn't refuse.

The day Mongo stepped out
of his carrier was the day
his life changed forever!
Unfortunately, Mongo was quite a distance from Jungle Friends, so I contacted April Truitt at Primate Rescue Center for assistance. It took some doing, but with the help of so many kind people, this frightened little monkey made it to safety! Read Mongo's story on The Dodo.

Mongo was named by one of the compassionate folks who helped get him to Jungle Friends. For more photos of Mongo's journey to Jungle Friends, visit his Photo Album.

We will keep everyone update on his day-to-day progress on Facebook. We plan to socialize him with April and Zaira!
Mongo's Story as we know it...
Mongo's New Digs!

Mongo had all of his
teeth extracted...
he was very thin when
he was discovered...

Mongo is settling in well
at Jungle Friends!

I want to send out a very special thank you to Primate Rescue Center and their network of compassionate folks who transported Mongo to his forever home. And hats off to our supporters who Sponsored Mongo
Kari Bagnall
  Kari Bagnall, Founder & Executive Director 
  Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary 

P.S. Please make a one-time donation in honor of Mongo toward our $25,000 matching gift to our Monkey Medical Fund! 

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