Toby the Patas Monkey

Welcome Toby

Toby came to us in 2017 from a rescue that placed Dogo (our other resident Patas) with us. They had a troop of Patas monkeys that were rescued from a lab, and one of the males was not acclimating to his new surroundings well. In a primate community, the males often fight for dominance, territory, mates, etc. A true hierarchy is formed, and the males that are less dominant begin to stand back. In Toby’s case, he was set back tremendously, and almost gave up hope. He refused to eat, and he hid from the rest of the troop. We welcomed Toby with open arms, and he was on his way to Popcorn Park to meet Dogo.

Of course, when introducing two animals there is a sense of worry if they will get along, or not. Toby was placed in a pen next to Dogo, and they were immediately interested in one another. They quickly bonded, and we put them together a week later. They both found a companion that they could trust, grow, and never had to compete with. They became inseparable, and each day they grow more confident, together. We are sure that without one another, they would not be blossoming into the personable monkeys they are today.

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Animal Info

  • Toby the Patas Monkey
  • Popcorn Park
  • Exotics
  • Monkey
  • 8 Years
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • Wildlife Club
  • Male

The Popcorn Park Wildlife Club is a special sponsorship program designed to help support the residents of the refuge. Through a monthly donation you will help provide all that is needed for that particular animal's well-being, and in return, you will receive regular updates from your sponsored animal!

Popcorn Park was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned , abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals. All our residents once faced these circumstances, as well as exploitation and illegal ownership. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The Refuge, which is federally licensed, comprises seven acres and is graced by the indigenous Scrub Oak and Scrub Pine. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including a lion and lionesses. tigers, mountain lions, baboons, a serval cat, and more. Many different types of monkeys clamor for your attention in the monkey house, and the Refuge abounds with all kinds of native wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bobcats, and American black bears. Farm animals such as horses, steer. sheep, pigs, llamas and goats often look for a handout, and reptiles and tortoises enjoy their own special house. In addition, you'll find numerous species of birds have made themselves comfortable throughout the park. But what makes Popcorn Park so special is that each animal was rescued from suffering, exploitation and/or death - each has its own unique story to tell. You will learn these stories as you walk through the Refuge and as you visit this section of our web site. You have entered a quiet world where all the residents were once in danger and now are safe. So start your journey - bring your curiosity and respect for these beautiful creatures.

  • Popcorn Park
  • 1 Humane Way
  • P.O. Box 43
  • Forked River, New Jersey 08731
  • Daily: 11 AM - 5 PM; Holidays: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • (609) 693-1900