Little Joe shows off his formidable defenses, in a mock display of anger. In reality, he was a very friendly and affectionate animal. Like all wild animals, however, he was capable of inflicting serious injuries. Hurdy Gurdy bought Little Joe from an animal trainer, who was famous for providing swarms of rats, used in several Hollywood movies. The brown capuchin monkey was very happy, when he joined the troupe of other monkeys.