More Monkeys arrive at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
Gainesville, Florida -- They're the newest monkeys to be released at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
Seven capuchin monkeys arrived from the University of Georgia two weeks ago.
They've been in the clinic there and had to adjust, as well as be under quarantine.
On Thursday they were released from their lab cages, where they've lived all their lives.
Kari Bagnall says they may need to expand even more.
They can do that because the 27 acres they recently purchased was approved by the county commission.
Universities and labs are looking toward retiring their monkeys here rather than euthanizing or selling them to other research facilities.
Bagnall says the monkeys are adjusting well.
Three more monkeys are scheduled to arrive next week and they expect over 100 more within the next year.
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