Suzy is a brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella) who came to Noah’s Ark in 2003 as a traumatized juvenile. He originated from a “primate broker” that bred and supplied primates to all sectors of the exotic animal market from private owners to accredited zoos. Suzy was pulled from his mother at a few days old to make him a better “pet”. All this did was make the cross-eyed infant monkey neurotic and depressed by denying him proper primate socialization. Around a year of age, Suzy attacked a friend of his owners viciously enough to warrant him a trip to the hospital. As a result, Suzy was confiscated and placed in quarantine, which only added to the already traumatized monkey’s insecurities. Suzy was finally released to Noah’s Ark and is now a happy, well-adjusted monkey and is one of the first troop members to investigate a new enrichment item.
Animal DetailsName: Suzy