You Can Have Lunch At This Hidden Primate Sanctuary In North Florida
Whether you have plans or not this summer, you must add monkeying around to your bucket list. One of the largest primate sanctuaries is located in Florida where rehabilitated, retired, and ex-pet monkeys live together.
Lab Monkeys Get Second Chance at Life, Thanks to Florida Woman
Kari Bagnall’s Gainesville home has grown into a monkey paradise. The property has primates of all sorts, including marmosets, tamarins and capuchins. Kari’s a mom of sorts to hundreds of rescued primates. Over half the monkeys at her Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary were brought in from research labs. They were involved in everything from nicotine and cocaine studies to research on vocal cords and cognitive functions.
Going Bananas: Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Hosts Sixth-Annual Monkey Day
Jungle Friends hosted it’s annual open house event, where sanctuary supporters could meet some of the 300 monkeys living at the sanctuary.
Animal Sanctuaries: Jungle Friends
On 42 acres of land in Gainesville, Florida, Kari Bagnall has set up a refuge for monkeys. In total, roughly 300 residents rest in her care. Video at the link!
How Monkeys Stay Cool at Jungle Friends
In the Florida heat, volunteers at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary have been making sure their roughly 300 monkeys are staying cool this summer.
Retired Monkeys Step Outside for the First Time After Spending Their Entire Lives in a Lab
Yodel, Diego, Itchy, and Wren are critically endangered cotton-top tamarins. The diminutive little monkeys are native to the rainforests of Northern Colombia, but these four have never seen their beautiful wild home. Yodel and her companions, like thousands before them, were bred deliberately for use in research in the United States.