Magical Monkey Experience Tour
What you'll do
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is the largest New World primate sanctuary in the US. We are home to over 200 monkeys including capuchins, marmosets, tamarins, squirrel and spider monkeys. Most of the monkeys were released from laboratory research, others were former "pets", some were in the entertainment industry and still others were confiscations by authorities.
During your tour you will meet the monkeys up-close and personal. Kari, the Founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary and Sara, Kari's assistant who has been with the sanctuary since 2001, will make the introductions to our monkey friends.
You will learn about the monkey's past and hear their heartwarming stories of rescue to recovery. You will meet monkeys who will change your life and steal your heart.
You may meet Bongo, who was in iron-toxicity studies living species isolated in a small lab cage for decades. Bongo also suffered from paraplegia, but with the help of our "re-habitats" and the tender loving care of KC, Bongo's monkey friend, he can walk again!
Puchi is another favorite, he is an elderly capuchin with no hair. Puchi was found running loose in Chicago and only has one eye, but Puchi will look deep into your soul.
Things to know
The tour takes place mostly outdoors, rain or shine! So be prepared to dress according to the weather - sunscreen and insect repellant on hot days, rain gear and boots on wet days.