NewsDepth Petting Zoo: Monkey Finds New Home

He's known for his rowdy behavior, but his fans are hoping a road trip and some new scenery will give him a new attitude. Erin Nichols expains. 


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MEET CARTER.
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates) "Carter is a Rhesus Macaque and Rhesus Macaques are native to Asia." 
HE'S 3  YEARS OLD AND HE'S VERY RAMBUNCTIOUS.
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates)  "He's been exploring, playing peekaboo."
HE'S GETTING TO KNOW HIS NEW CARETAKERS AT PRIMARILY PRIMATES,  AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN NORTH BEXAR COUNTY.
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates)  "We've identified that he doesn't like blondes."
YOU COULD SAY HE'S A TROUBLEMAKER.
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates) "Carter's been a little creative with his sign and he's been nibbling at it."
HIS STORY BEGINS IN MARCH WHEN CARTER ESCAPED FROM HIS CAGE IN A CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL PARKING LOT.
ANIMAL CONTROL EVENTUALLY CAPTURED HIM BUT NOT BEFORE HE BIT A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE.
CARTER'S OWNER SURRENDERED HIM AND THANKS TO A GRANT FROM BOB BARKER'S DJ&T FOUNDATION HE WAS BROUGHT HERE TO HIS NEW HOME.
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates)  "Every couple of hours they would stop along the way and take pictures at different landmarks so the followers and supporters could see exactly where he was on his journey."
(Erin Nichols, Reporting) "There are 400 animals here at primarily primates and about 200 primates. Most of them are former pets like carter."
(Brooke Chavez, Executive Dir. Primarily Primates)  "When people see movies and primates as entertainers they want to purchase these animals to fill some type of void in their hearts.
These animals should not be kept as pets and they should not be inside homes."
CARTER'S NEW DIGS ARE ONLY TEMPORARY.  HE'LL BE MOVING ON UP TO A NEW BIGGER GREEN SPACE ON THE PROPERTY NEXT YEAR. IN SAN ANTONIO, ERIN NICHOLS REPORTING.

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