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Jungle Friends is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization that provides permanent homes to monkeys who were confiscated by the authorities, rescued from labs, ex- pets, used in the entertainment industry or were simply no longer wanted.
Jungle Friend Primate Sanctuary introduces monkeys to other monkeys in large naturalistic habitats. Monkeys are very social and live longer, happier lives when they are living with other monkeys. Monkeys need monkey friends to play with, sleep next to and groom. Social grooming is a natural way for monkeys to reduce stress.
Jungle Friends provides the monkeys with live habitats - grass and mulch, trees to climb, bushes and shrubs to hide in, and plants and bamboo to eat and play with. The habitats also include monkey bars, swings, ropes, ladders, buckets and barrels with plenty of room to monkey around.
The monkeys' meals include fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and monkey chow, and are species specific. We also provide for our 'special needs' monkeys. Jungle friends is home to diabetic monkeys who are served a diabetic diet. We have diabetics on oral medication, as well as insulin, however, most of the diabetic monkeys who come to Jungle Friends are weaned off medication and can be controlled by diet. We have had great success lowering their glucose by serving proper diets and giving them plenty of room to exercise and other monkeys to play with. When monkeys are allowed to have monkey friends, they play with each other, groom each other and sleep together.
We have monkeys who have had their teeth extracted by 'owners' to try to avoid being bitten. These monkeys are served a variety of softer foods - soaked biscuits, cooked veggies, oatmeal, pasta, rice and beans.
Jungle Friends has an on-site clinic where we are able to treat many of the monkey's medical problems without the stress of leaving the sanctuary. We treat the monkeys with herbs and homeopathic remedies whenever possible. We also have monkeys who suffer from bone disease and arthritis, epilepsy and auto immune disorders, and monkeys who are blind.
We are very thankful to our supporters who help us provide these rich habitats, yummy meals and excellent medical care for our monkeys! Your contributions help us continue to provide the monkeys in our care and give them the best environment possible!