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Gainesville Startup Launches with 45 Days of Good Deeds

The founder of a startup retail company is focused on giving back to his local community, including volunteering at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.

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Monkeys Ready to Go Home After Irma

A local news crew visited Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in the days after Hurricane Irma, to assess the damage to the property and see how the monkeys fared in their indoor safety spots.

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Monkey Finds Love in New Home

At the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville, Leiah the marmoset has found a new home — and love. The primate sanctuary provides homes for 12 monkey species. Leiah, a 4-year-old common marmoset and former pet from South Florida, became the sanctuary’s newest resident Saturday. Her former owners could no longer take care of Leiah after the death of her partner, Luke, said Lindsey Jean, one of the facility’s caretakers.

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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.

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Retired Lab Monkeys Get Room to Move

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary rescued three Bolivian spider monkeys that retired as research subjects.

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Monkey Clings to Best Friend After He Comes Back from Hospital

Mickey, a white-faced capuchin, and his best friend Ebi, a weeper capuchin, are known as the “bad boys” of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Florida. Although they make quite the affectionate duo now, that wasn’t always the case.

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Monkey Kept Alone in Garage Was So Depressed He Kept Hurting Himself

A family in Indiana purchased him when he was just 3 days old, through a breeder called Rainbow Primates, Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Florida, told The Dodo.

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Rescue Dogs and Rescue Monkeys Help Care for Each Other at Incredible Primate Sanctuary

The 301 monkeys who live at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary have come from some pretty awful circumstances. Their pet dogs have had some rough starts, too.

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Abandoned Toothless Monkey Gets a Cozy New Home – and a Girlfriend

The email’s sender – identified simply as “D” – told Bagnall she had recently come across a pet carrier dumped by the side of a highway. She checked inside and found a young capuchin monkey who was missing all his teeth and also a good portion of his fur.

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County Fairground’s Animal Act Restriction Postponed, Includes Ban on Non-human Primates

Alachua County commissioners are postponing the creation of stricter animal act regulations for the county’s fairgrounds.

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Activists Sound Alarm on Transfer of Chimps to the U.K.

Flouting international law, the United States gave researchers permission to send eight endangered chimpanzees to an unaccredited British zoo, animal activists claim in a federal complaint.

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FWS Sued by NEAVS et al. Over Permit to Yerkes Research Center to Ship Chimpanzees Overseas to Unaccredited Zoo

New England Anti-Vivisection Society a Boston-based, international animal advocacy organization, and its coalition of chimpanzee experts and sanctuaries, filed a lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service challenging the agency’s decision to  issue a permit to Yerkes National Primate Research Center to “donate” eight chimpanzees to an unaccredited U.K. zoo.

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