Cysgo’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 1992

Rescue Date: July 24, 2001

  • Cysgo is the smallest capuchin in his group but is known for being one of the loudest when he is excited and squealing with joy.
  • Cysgo receives extra supplements and vitamins to help him maintain his weight and health.
  • He is well liked by everyone in his group and enjoys spending time with each individual throughout the day.
  • Cysgo has some mobility issues, so his enclosure is outfitted with ramps and firehose to help him get around safely.
  • Cysgo loves fleece blankets and will carry one around in his tail as he moves around his enclosure.
  • Cysgo’s favorite foods are grapes, oatmeal, pistachios, yogurt, and pineapple.

Grady’s Profile

Birth Date: June 1987

Rescue Date: June 3, 2000

  • Grady is one of the oldest monkeys living at the sanctuary, tied for first with Dewey rhesus macaque.
  • Grady is tall, with large tufts of black hair on his head and a pale face.
  • Grady is a diabetic and receives daily oral medication to control his blood sugar. He is very good about taking his medication, and he receives it orally mixed in with yummy treats like yogurt or peanut butter.
  • Due to diabetic related circulatory issues, most of Grady’s tail had to be amputated to save his life. His health drastically improved after the amputation.
  • Grady is best friends with his companion Peanut, and the two often spend most of the day together and also share their food.
  • His favorite activities are searching for seeds in his enclosure and eating frozen treat enrichment while sitting on the highest perch in his outdoor area. He is very active and prefers to spend much of his time outside when the weather is favorable.

Louie’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2002

Rescue Date: July 10, 2004

  • Louie is the largest capuchin in his group with strong forearms and tail.
  • He has a thick coat of hair and is very blond on his chest and forehead, with a distinctive black “widow’s peak”.
  • Louie holds the dominant position in his group, but he is usually very kind and loving toward all of his companions,
  • Louie is very athletic and able to climb fast throughout his enclosure but also likes to chill out and nap in the tunnel or on a high perch outside.
  • Louie enjoys rubbing pungent foods such as onions or limes on his hair to create a strong personal scent for himself. Capuchins have been observed doing this in the wild with plants that contain antifungal and antiseptic compounds like the onions Louie uses.
  • Louie enjoys foraging for seeds and bugs in his enclosure, and his favorite foods are peanuts, popcorn, apples, grapes, and mango.

Norman’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2002

Rescue Date: January 1, 2004

  • Norman arrived from New York with 6 other monkeys, of whom only one (Vernon) still resides at the sanctuary.
  • Norman is second in line in the hierarchy in his group having made many milestones in his recovery from a traumatized monkey upon arrival to the sanctuary to a more confident, energetic monkey after many years of a peaceful life at the PRC.
  • Norman is a very active monkey who loves to utilize all of the climbing structures in his enclosure and enjoys watching the sanctuary happenings from the high platforms outside.
  • Norman still shows signs of nervousness when new people visit or begin working at the sanctuary and will hide inside his house until his curiosity takes over and he decides it’s safe to come out.
  • Norman loves frozen treats, foraging for seeds and bugs, and enrichment puzzles.
  • Norman is not a picky eater and with the help of his companions will gobble up every last fruit and veggie bite of their breakfast each day.

Peanut’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2000

Rescue Date: September 23, 2011

  • Peanut’s arrival was unexpected as she was brought to us from an undercover police officer after being handed off during an undercover drug operation. Although we are usually happy to announce a new arrival, so as not to arouse suspicion or blow the officer’s cover, the PRC kept the arrival of Peanut private until the legal case was completed.
  • Peanut is a very sweet, intelligent monkey and is the only female in her group of capuchins.
  • Peanut was initially introduced to Grady capuchin and they have been best friends ever since, sharing food with each other and snuggling up together to sleep at night.
  • Peanut can often be seen with a blanket wrapped around her, but she also feels confident to explore her entire enclosure with ease and spends much of her time outside searching for seeds, nuts, and bugs.
  • Peanut’s favorite foods are peanuts (of course), apples, grapes, pineapple, and mango.