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Monkey brought to Kentucky sanctuary from Texas

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- He's just a few months old and now he's being left here in Kentucky to be raised by monkeys.

Carlos, a small hazel monkey, traveled to the Bluegrass from Texas after a family there realized that having him for a pet may not be a good idea.

The family adopted Carlos from a friend and while it's hard to give up the little guy they know it's the right thing to do.

"They're like babies, they're so sweet, but they grow up and bite," said Lori Ownes, delivering the monkey.

The Owens family all traveled on a private plane just to bring Carlos here they say he enjoyed the whole flight staring out the window and eating wheat thins.

Carlos will be taken care of at the Primate Rescue Center in Jessamine County.


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