The magnificent Theo arrived at Fauna from an Ontario university in the fall of 2003 when he was 9 years old. Theo was born in Kenya and most probably taken from his mother in the first few months of his life. The university used him as a blood donor for kidney transplant studies. His caregivers at the research facility had petitioned for his retirement to the Fauna Foundation where a new home, complete with an outdoor area was constructed for him. He was joined by Pougi (a crab-eating macaque) and capucians Sophie and Little Man (who has since passed away) He and Pougi enjoy being able to see one another. In fact, Pougi prefers to have a room next to Theo so he can watch him and make grooming gestures. They cannot physically touch each other as we are trying to keep everyone’s fingers and toes safe.
Theo doesn’t read the news but he would not to happy about Rock of Ages and the companion baboon Tom Cruise requested for the fim…find out about primatepatrol.org’s boycott request here: https://www.facebook.com/faunafoundation/posts/147659582025568