Jordanny arrived at the Refuge in March 2015 when he was only a few weeks old. He was found by some children on the road near Santa Cruz. We don’t know what happened to his mother, but Jordanny was alone and needed help. Howler infants cannot survive in the wild without their mother. If a baby’s mother dies, no other female will adopt him and the baby will starve to death or be killed by the alpha male because the baby cries so loudly for food and attracts predators.
When Jordanny first arrived at Refuge for Wildlife he needed a lot of care and attention. Like all our baby howlers, he was hand-fed infant formula every couple of hours.
Over the past several months he’s grown strong and confident and bonded with his new adoptive brothers and sisters. He has a very playful personality and loves to wrestle and climb. He is one of the most vocal monkeys in the nursery and is always calling out to his siblings to play with him. Jordanny will soon move out of the nursery and join the older orphans in a large outdoor enclosure.