Tom Gunderson

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Tom Gunderson
Nationality American
Occupation(s)Animal trainer at Birds and Animals Unlimited [1]
Years active1996–present

Tom Gunderson is an American animal trainer. He is known for providing animals for film and television productions. His best-known trained animal is Crystal the Monkey, who is a 29-year-old Capuchin monkey. [2] In 2012, Gunderson worked with the television production of Animal Practice , which utilized the services of Crystal the Monkey in a prominent role. [3] Tom made an appearance with Betty Thomas and Crystal the Monkey on the Howard Stern show on 6/23/98. [4]

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  1. Saval, Malina (Dec 18, 2014). "Trainer Thomas Gunderson Is an Agent to the Animals". Variety . Penske Media Corporation. Gunderson, who is employed by Birds and Animals Unlimited, has worked with Crystal on more than 90 projects
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