My name is Chrissy and I am one of the more than 250 chimpanzees you help support. I have so much to be thankful for.

I was born December 20,1994 at a facility once known as “The Chimp Farm.” I was taken from my parents at the age of two and sold to an animal trainer. I was then shipped to New Zealand, where I was thrust into the production of Babe 2: Pig in the City. The sudden separation from my mother, the long overseas journey, and the stress of being forced to behave in abnormal ways took an extreme toll on me. I became ill, to the point where even the trainer felt I might not survive.

When filming wrapped, I made the arduous journey to a private zoo in Alabama. At the age of 3, my acting career was over. The zoo’s owners nursed me back to health, and treated me as a pet. However, they also closed their zoo, and thankfully, in 2007 I was rescued by Save the Chimps.

I am a very spirited and strong-willed chimpanzee. I prefer the company of my chimpanzee friends, and love being outdoors on the island home that I share with my family. I have a large oak tree to climb, and a lovely covered bridge that offers shade and privacy. I like my creature comforts, and enjoy lounging in a hammock or snuggling up to soft toys and blankets. Thankfully, my acting days are long behind me. I will never again be forced to be someone who I am not.

This was all possible because of YOU, our supporters.

As 2016 comes to an end, will you please make a gift to Save the Chimps? We need your help to reach our year-end fundraising goal!  We still have so much to raise, and we can’t do it without you.

$25 provides a variety of enrichment for us to enjoy.
$50 buys fresh fruits and vegetables that we love to eat.
$150 supports our medical care.

Thank you for loving me and the rest of my chimpanzee family. Because of your compassion and generous support, all the chimps living at Save the Chimps are happy, healthy and living peacefully.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year!


P.S. Please donate today and know that your gift will directly benefit the more than 250 rescued chimpanzees residing at Save the Chimps. You have until midnight to make your tax-deductible donation for 2016.