At Jungle Friends the monkeys happiness and safety is our primary mission. When severe weather hits, we face challenges protecting our monkey friends from the physical and psychological effects of frightening storms.
What do we do when we encounter extreme weather like tropical storms and hurricanes? While 200 monkeys have access to indoor buildings, the remaining 100+ need to be moved to safe quarters in a building.
When a hurricane is predicted, carestaff are busy preparing for the monkey's safety. T
hey work tirelessly to move the monkeys into
cages, and then the cages into buildings on the property in whatever space we can find!
In the past, we have housed the monkeys at The Bob Barker Medical Clinic, the Van Clan Conference Center, the office and even in the houses of carestaff on site! While these buildings are safe and secure, they are not intended for this use, and pose significant challenges.
Carestaff stay at the sanctuary during the terrifying storm, sometimes sleeping on the hard floors in the same buildings as the monkeys -- There Is No Rest On Monkey Duty!