Mary Lynn                                 (865) 988-3301 or cell (865) 919-6146

SunShine MonkeyShines


Education through Entertainment

  For Any Special Event

 or "Lifetime Celebration"

Jesse On The Road Out Of State​​

Large  Events  Only

 (440) 986-1386

About Us (Mary Lynn and Jesse)

Meet *Mary Lynn*

Meet Mary Lynn - 

* Mary Lynn * is a native of Eastern Tennessee. For the

past twenty - five years she has combines animal care and showmanship with her

unique presentations.

You never know when you may see her and the monkeys driving down t he road or see them on TV or hear about them on the radio. She has had many opportunities throughout the years to visit with thousands of people since her theme is to educate everyone about Monkey and Apes through an entertaining type of presentation. *Mary Lynn* has traveled all over the southeast touching the hearts of many with the monkeys from SunShine MonkeyShines

A Personal Note From Mary Lynn - 2016 began our 27th year of Educating and Entertaining with our wonderful monkeys. I am honored to share them in such a positive unique way. Captive primates are a gift to us all. I have always been glad that we have been able to open our home to so many different monkeys during the last years. It is always stressed at every event that “Monkeys and Apes" are simply not good pets.

I would like to say thanks to all of you who have patronized our business for all of these years (send photos) and thanks in advance to all of you new people who will be seeing us for the first time, in the days, months, and years to come.

I have always loved how I share the monkeys of SunShine MonkeyShines. They are very special “Monkeys on a Mission,” who always bring lots of love, joy, and happiness wherever they go.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us here.Please continue to remember us in your thoughts and prayers as monkeys come in and

out of our lives. Love, from Mary Lynn (Mary's Shows)

Meet *Jesse*

Meet Jesse Moore -

*Jesse* is from the Cleveland,

Ohio area and is one of the youngest educators and

entertainers of monkeys in country. He started studying

and gathering information

about primates,when he was

growing up in Ohio. 

He like "Mary Lynn" has always known his life would be different from most, due to his early life experiences.

He has not only spent his life learning about monkeys and apes but he also grew up as a Amateur Motocross Racer. He quickly found that he had a real talent for the sport and soon started excelling and is still finding time to work as a Professional Motocross and Supercross Racer.

Because of the traveling in his racing business, he has been able to also build a wonderful network of fellow animal trainers, educators and entertainers to study and learn from for the past seven years. He has not only worked with other people that have trained and lived with monkeys for their lifetimes, but he has also been well versed with learning the special techniques of being able to train other larger types of animals such as bears, lions, and tigers.

Monkeys have always been *Jesse's* first love and he was able to become a monkey owner of his own monkey by the age of thirteen.

Currently he is balancing both businesses very well and enjoying showing his wonderful troop of star-performing "monkey companions" in his very own SunShine MonkeyShines presentations. He will not only be doing the different types of presentations listed on our web site here, but he will also be doing monkey wrangling for spots on TV and movie sets with his very special monkeys, who are smart and extremely talented. 

*A Personal Note From *Jesse* - Hi everyone. I am very excited about being the youngest primate handler, entertainer and educator, working in the special events, TV/Video,Print, and Movie Production business. I feel very blessed and lucky for the life I get to live.

Because of my two professions, I can truly say there is not anyone else out there that can say they are a Professional Supercross Racer and a primate trainer. As I write this down it sounds very bazaar, doesn't it?

I feel that because of the large crowds that I have been around in the racing business my monkeys have received a very special,one of a kind, type of training. So now, when we are around more intimate groups of people, they are very comfortable and know that it is show time and that means "Monkey Play Time" for them. They know that it is time to show off some of the special things they love to do.

I am especially happy knowing that wherever we go there will be many of your friends and family members who will walk away with wonderful memories that we have helped them make. I love what I do and I know you will see that it is true in the shows. I can help you create life long memories with our presentation at your special event.

Thanks from Jesse


There is so much more to learn about our unique business. Please continue to enjoy our site and learn more about all of the new missions that we are on with our monkeys.

Yes, we really do

Educate and Entertain

with real monkeys.

(Our Mission)

To read the article which is pictured below click the following link:

Jesse Moore and "His Special Lady" Danielle Whitely with *Peanut* and *Lincoln* the track with Louie

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One of the Fairgoers enjoying some special moments with the special monkey Lincoln. MonkeyMan Moore loves to allow Lincoln to share himself with people f​or a special "Kodak Moment.

These are memories that will last forever!

Please remember to go to (Jesse's Shows) page to see more photos and enjoy learning more about his unique presentations.

Yes, We Are Sharing Monkey


With other families who are challenged with their beloved monkeys.

SunShine MonkeyShines knows how dedicated you must be to raise and love these wonderful creatures from God.

"Living With Monkeys" is a series of books about living with monkeys in captivity.

The books were born out of a need to truly be helpful to the

owners/caregivers of monkeys who need help in learning how to be truly successful with raising a monkey. 

It is not a book to promote "Monkeys As Pets"

but to give an (honest and truthful informative look at how your lives will change forever) if you add a monkey into your life. 

The following site is where you go to learn more abut it or if you choose, you can order your copy of the first book there."The Baby Book" is full of helpful information about raising a baby monkey.

You may find out that there is much more to having a monkey than you think!

P.S. Don't forget to check out the blog and download your "free sample chapter" from the book.


Learn more about Jesse's visits to help others that have problems with t heir monkeys on *Jesse's* Shows page too. Thanks - ML


More Information About "Living With Monkeys"

This book was written about one of my monkeys as I was raising him. His name is *Silly Willy.*

He came to me when he was a very young monkey and that is when I started to write the book series about him.

He is a "Toddle Monkey" now and in one year he will be advancing to the next stage of his life which is "Teen-Age Hood."

Hope you can meet *Silly Willy* soon. He is one of the stars of the show. more information is located on:

*Marys* Shows page.


With "Jesse" becoming apart of SunShine MonkeyShines

there is some really big things happening. 

"Jesse" and his monkeys have many talents that are really very interesting and exciting. These talents will be talked about more on Jesse's page.

Don't forget to check out his page and find out what these special talents are all about.

His monkeys have some great talents and have been given a very wide range of experiences while living and traveling with *Jesse.*

I bet you didn't know that

"Leroy and Louie"

are both

"Monkey Movie Stars?"

*Yes, it is true! We will be posting up-dates about this here on our website BLOG.


Something new on our web-site for

SunShine MonkeyShines

is the Photo Gallery for "Monkey Cakes."

Our Birthday Parties continue to be our most popular type of presentations so, we have added a place for us to share a cake and cupcake place for you to show your creativity. Yes, it is so much fun to let the creativity flow, when adding:

SunShine MonkeyShines to your special "Birthday Party' "Celebration."

A Monkey Party can be so much fun and we really do add something for everyone because we really do

Educate and Entertain with real monkeys. You can go to the:Photo Gallery- Monkey Cakes by clicking on this link. Check them out and then start Creating!


Another new thing that has been added to this site is the Photo Gallery for Monkey Shows.

Yes, we have added a place for you to be able to add your individual "Monkey Show Photos" too!

I know you all have some great photos of the monkey shows and I thought you might like a place to share them on this site.   

So Now We Have It!

Enjoy your visit to the