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From 20 February 2005 Issue

Jungle Friends

Dear Friends of Jungle Friends,

"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." ~Albert Schweitzer

Jungle Friends has been given the opportunity to extend our compassion to 13 monkeys who are currently at a lab and are being retired from research. There are 9 capuchins and 4 squirrel monkeys ready to relocate to Jungle Friends. We have been given until spring to prepare a home for the monkeys’ retirement here at Jungle Friends. To do this, we are asking for your help.

Sandie Friedland, Jungle Friends monkey sponsor, is hosting our Share Your Heart campaign this year. Sandie painted a beautiful Portrait of Howard for this year's Share Your Heart card and campaign. Howard is one of the squirrel monkeys recently retired to Jungle Friends from the same lab.

We will send a beautiful Share Your Heart card with the Portrait of Howard on the front. We will include with the card, original monkey art on a 3 x 5 canvas for a donation of only $25 and original monkey art on a 5 x 7 canvas for a donation of $50. We are making the cards right here at Jungle Friends, so if you would like to send it as a gift we will type in any sentiment that you would like, from "Be My Valentine" to "Happy Birthday" . Just let us know by filling out the donation form ( that you will find on the Share Your Heart ( page.

Sandie is also donating beautiful 8 x 10 canvas Portraits of Howard to Jungle Friends. Howard's Portrait will be your gift for your $100 donation to Jungle Friends. All of the donations in the Share Your Heart ( campaign will go directly toward the lab monkeys’ retirement.

If you are in the area or are going to be in Gainesville, we could sure use your help building the habitats. Our normal "Volunteer Day" is Saturday starting at 10 am; however, we will be working on habitats for the lab monkeys every day.

Please make a contribution toward this very important mission today. Please Share Your Heart ( and send this beautiful Valentine Card to your friends and loved ones. Help us help those who cannot speak for themselves. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Lots of monkey love,
Kari and the monks

Click here to read Jungle Friends' Fall 2004 newsletter in Adobe Acrobat .pdf

Please pass this post on to anyone that may have an interest in our work here at Jungle Friends.

Kari Bagnall, Director
[email protected] 

Jungle Friends is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible and can be made on your credit cards from the website 

*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. (1-800-435-7352)

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