Rudy is a De Brazza whose mother is named Trudy. He really got his name since he was born at the height of Survivor's frenzy. (August 1, 2000) He is the brother of both Mickey, Dandy, Desi and Chunky. De Brazza monks originate from Africa and are known as Old World Monkeys. De Brazzas are quite calm and tamable when young. As they mature, they can become more aggressive like all wild animals. If they were in the wild, they would prefer a family type of environment moreso than a troop. There is usually one male in the wild with one to two "wives" and their children. They tend to mate for life.
Like most monks, Rudy was a tremendous amount of work and bonded very closely to Bobbie. He turned into a good swimmer. He bathed with Bobbie in the tub every morning! Many monkeys dislike water, but not in the Elam house. We teach them early that nappies (diapers) and baths are good things! Rudy went on to become one of our better underwater swimmers; having to be made to get out of the tub. While most of the babies we raise go to zoos or breeders, Rudy went to a lovely family farm in Bedford, VA where they have experience in raising animals.