Pretty Girl Connie
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FROM Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
January 2019

Pretty Girl Connie succumbed to complications from diabetes on December 13, 2018 at 27 years of age after 11 happy years at Jungle Friends Sanctuary.

Gender: Female
Birthday: October 5, 1991
Arrival at the Sanctuary: June 3, 1997
Deceased: December 13, 2018
Background: Ex-Pet

Monkey Connie
Connie

It was another very sad holiday for me with the loss of my Pretty Girl Connie who succumbed to complications from diabetes on December 13, 2018.

I met Connie when she was six years old. She arrived at Jungle Friends in 1997, and settled right into the position of matriarch. She always acted as the peacemaker and was a good surrogate mom to many of the younger monkeys.

CConnie was diagnosed with diabetes in November of 1999, and required 34 units of insulin every day.

Buddie was diagnosed with diabetes on the same day as Connie.

Monkeys Bonnie Buddie
Connie grooming Buddie

The girls became fast friends. Connie was always ready and available for a good grooming session. Buddie was only three years old when diagnosed -- Buddie beat the disease and has been off insulin for many years.

Murphy Brown appeared on the scene in 2003 when she was 9 years old, also diabetic and on insulin.

Monkey Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown and Connie met and they lived happily together for many years. Other monkeys came and went in and out of Connie and Murphy's lives, but the two remained very close little old ladies watching out for and caring for each other.

This loss is difficult for all of our staff and for me, but the grief has been felt most by Murphy she was suddenly alone after having monkey friends most of her life.

Connie will be missed by the monkeys and her human family. She was a kind and gentle soul. I miss her so much.


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