Saidah is a Barbary macaque who came to the PRC in October  2013 from Las Vegas. She was one of four Barbary macaques rescued from a roadside zoo, which was shut down for not providing adequate care to over 200 animals who lived there.

Saidah is very chatty and always lets everyone know when she is excited about something. What excites her most? Food! PRC caregivers can always hear her vocalizing when they are driving the food cart nearby as she is anxiously awaiting her serving of fresh fruits, vegetables, and greens.

Saidah is not a picky eater, but she does have a few items that she loves the most and will choose first from her basket. Some of her most loved foods are spinach, collard greens, and peanuts. She also loves carrots and is often seen with one dangling out of her mouth for most of the afternoon as she slowly nibbles on it!

Rain or shine, hot or cold, Saidah chooses to spend most of her time outside observing the other monkeys around her, watching the local wildlife and trees, listening to the water rushing by in the creek nearby, and she is always interested in what the caregivers are doing. She used to spend her life on display in the zoo, and now Saidah is perfectly content to watch everyone and everything else for a change.

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