Sloth and Don King
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FROM Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
March 2019

In 2013, the reaction of Sloth and Don King was one of the most memorable "releases" we have ever witnessed! They were in neighboring habitats and within hours they began to show interest in each other. After LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, they were introduced. Sloth and Don King now climb, jump, run, hoot and holler, and play with each other!

capuchin monkeys
Sloth and Don King!

Imagine spending years inside in a small cage with only artificial light. This is the reality that many of our monkeys endured. This is the story of Sloth and Don King.

Sloth and Don King were once surrounded by family and friends in their native home in Argentina, but were stolen from their natural home. They were both sold into laboratory research and used in iron toxicity studies, where they spent so many years all alone, in a small cage. Monkeys are social by nature, so this isolation is very traumatic.

After years of living in a laboratory, imagine arriving at a sanctuary with ROOM TO ACT LIKE A MONKEY for the first time in their lives. Now, Don King and Sloth can feel the grass under their feet and the wind in their hair.

The reaction of Sloth and Don King was one of the most memorable "releases" we have ever witnessed! They were in neighboring habitats and within hours they began to show interest in each other. After LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, they were introduced. Sloth and Don King now climb, jump, run, hoot and holler, and play with each other!

This Happily Ever After was only possible because of generous people like YOU!

Also read Sloth and Don King are Here [October 2013]!


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