October 1, 2016

  

As usual, life at Jungle Friends has kept us busy!! Between presenting around the country and preparing for hurricanes -- we have hardly had a chance to catch our breath. That hasn't slowed us down though, take a look at some of our upcoming outreach events and learn how YOU can get involved!

Upcoming Events
4th Annual Monkey Day Fundraiser is November 5th!
Monkey Day 2015 was a big success, we look forward to having everyone out again!

You are warmly invited to our 4th annual Monkey Day Fundraiser on November 5th from 2-5! This year, we will have a silent auction, raffle, monkey art and t-shirts for sale - music and even food trucks! Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the sanctuary and meet some of our furry friends. This is a family-friendly event and will feature monkey themed arts and crafts for the kids!

We are asking for a $25 donation for entry, although our valuable Monkey Sponsors are free! All money raised will go towards the daily care of the monkeys. RSVP today and follow our event on  facebook for updates! 
World Veg Festival, Vegan Spiritual Retreat and more...
Presenting at World Veg Festival in San Francisco!
Kari will be traveling West yet again to speak at the World Veg Festival on October 9th - stop by our booth for monkey art and other primate goodies and be sure to attend Kari's presentation!
Vegan Spiritual Retreat on April 1st at Jungle Friends
Join us in April as we explore veganism as a spiritual practice and honor our animals. The day will feature yoga, meditation,  Rae Sikora, and more! RSVP today to reserve your spot!
Help promote the Jungle Friends Mission!
I will be presenting at University of Florida, Veg festivals, schools and more! Contact me for information on scheduling a presentation for your group or how YOU can get involved!
Jungle Friends joined North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance Workshop
Last week, over 80 primate people met in Tacoma, Washington for the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) 2016 Workshop to discuss various aspects of primate care and to look towards the future.These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds, including: sanctuaries, animal rights and welfare groups, universities, and other allied organizations. Kari and I both presented on different topics: "Research to Retirement" and "Emptying The Cages". If you are interested in seeing the PowerPoint Presentations please email me and I will get them to you!

We also had the opportunity to visit the *amazing  Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northw est in Cle Elum, Washington to meet their 7 Chimpanzees and Ellie, the Elk.  We certainly have an uphill battle to provide for pr imates in captivity, but it's impossible not to be energized and inspired as we move forward.
The caliber of people working to help primates in captivity is inspiring.The individuals I have had the fortune to meet over the past couple of years have come from all walks of life and expertise, but are united in their love, respect and compassion for primates. Please contact me if YOU would like to get more involved to help these amazing animals, and thank you, as always for your continuous support!


Warmly,
 
Megan Stark
Sanctuary Manager
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
386-462-7779 



P.S. For those of you following the arrival of Molly Too, I am pleased to report that she has adjusted to life at the sanctuary amazingly! Like us on Facebook for more updates as she explores her new home.
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