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Meet Our Monkeys

We support all our service monkeys for their entire lives.

Toby

Toby: Bringing smiles to others!

Do you know someone that can bring a smile to your face just by being in their company? That's Toby! Toby is a sweet 34-year-old capuchin monkey that resides at The Monkey Living Center. She’s been placed successfully several times Tobyand has brought joy to many people.

One of her recipients, Michael, had these kind words to say about life with Toby:

“Technology is a wonderful thing. It can and has overcome many obstacles for myself and others like me. But it cannot do everything; it takes a hand to retrieve an item dropped onto the floor. When I tell people about my little Toby, I tell them 'my hands are broken but her hands work perfectly fine.' I cannot describe our relationship by what she does for me. The intangible things are often the very most meaningful.”

Toby with friends

Toby is currently enjoying her well-deserved retirement here at The Monkey Living Center. Alison, her trainer, describes Toby as very smart with a wonderful sense of humor.Toby loves to laugh. What is Toby’s most entertaining behavior? She enjoys taking off her Alison's socks to play with her feet and toes! In the words of Alison, "Toby is such a love!"

Laughing!

For more photos and stories about Toby, read the Tales of Toby. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more monkey videos!

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