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Dippy: Dippy-Do!

Meet Dippy (fondly known as Dippy-Do). This 35-year-old cutie is such a character!

All the Helping Hands capuchin monkeys have their own distinct personalities. Did you know that they all take baths a bit differently? Some like still water. Some like to play in bubbles. Some prefer to be under a shower. Some bathe themselves. Some, like Dippy, like their trainer to do all the work! Dippy will sit comfortably under the faucet and have her trainer Allyson wash and rinse her. At the end of this little performance, Dippy gets oatmeal—her favorite treat!

If you’re ever looking for Dippy, try to find Robin and Pawa. Dippy won’t be far behind! Robin and Pawa are Dippy’s best friends. Dippy is very playful and loves to chase and wrestle any monkey.

She’s great about playing on her own as well. Dippy considers anything a toy—even tape measures and playing cards (52 pickup, anyone?!!) In fact, she’ll get four toys in her cage daily. Allyson will have to give her two rubber bouncy balls so she can use them as “pillows” under her blankets. Dippy will prop them perfectly as pillows or a backrest.

Dippy’s most entertaining behavior?

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Dippy! Dippy will jump through the air into Allyson’s arms (that is, if Dippy is feeling super playful).

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