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Six weeks quarantine for monkey
Capuchin monkey
The sanctuary wants more toys to keep Kodak amused
An unusual visitor is spending Christmas at the Guernsey Animal Shelter before going on to Cornwall.

Kodak the Capuchin monkey is to stay for six weeks before being moved to the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe.

The four-year-old primate is named after the cowls worn by the Franciscan Capuchin order of Catholic friars.

Originally from Suriname, Kodak has to stay in the island's quarantine after he was handed over to an animal sanctuary in the Netherlands.

'Toys needed'

Kodak arrived in Guernsey on Friday but has already has travelled a long way from his native South America.

Capuchin monkeys have darkly coloured bodies, arms, legs and tails while the face, throat and chest are white coloured, and their head has a black cap.

Jayne Le Cras, Director of the Guernsey Animal Shelter said: "We think he was sold as a pet to a man in Greece.

"Before too long he realised Kodak needed to be with his own kind and so he gave him to a sanctuary in the Netherlands.

"We've been asking for toys and although we've been given some, we could still do with some more to keep him well and truly occupied."


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