January 31, 2015
“Who wants the monkey?”
That’s the question of the day in the packed lobby of Palm Beach’sChesterfield Hotel, and the answer is almost always the same: “Me!”
FIVE FACTS ABOUT CRYSTAL THE MONKEY
1. Crystal is 20 years old. (In captivity, capuchins can live to 45.)
2. She measures a little under 2 feet tall and weighs just over 6 pounds.
3. Her favorite foods are grapes, yogurt, berry-flavored applesauce, pistachios, sunflower seeds and Nutella.
4. She’s free to roam throughout the home of her human family but must follow three rules: Don’t steal, don’t destroy and don’t get on the tables and kitchen counters unless invited.
5. Crystal and her live-in capuchin friend, Squirt, have a few options of where to sleep each night. They can choose from a dog bed on the floor or a tiny hammock suspended from the top of their trainer’s bed. But their favorite spot is next to their human mom and dad — the monkeys love to cuddle!
Source: “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes With Your Favorite Animal Actors” by Robin Ganzert, Allen Anderson, Linda Anderson