I arrived at Save the Chimps just in time to celebrate my 19th birthday. For most of my life, I lived as someone’s pet. Though my human family loved me dearly, they realized, that was not the life that I was meant to lead or the kind of life that would be best for me long term. With a natural lifespan of about 50+ years, I am now just past being a teenager and have many good years ahead of me. I was born in Texas and at just 5 weeks old, and was sold as a private family pet. Fortunately, my human family came to understand that I was meant to live my life with other chimpanzees.
Save the Chimps welcomed me to my new, forever home at the Sanctuary in 2017 and the introduction to my new life is unfolding gradually, according to my needs. At the Sanctuary, I am provided with the healthiest diet possible for a chimpanzee, which includes daily fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other nutritious foods, and I have the ability to forage and interact as a chimpanzee would in the wild.
After becoming acclimated with Save the Chimps while in the Special Needs Building, I was then moved to Tanya’s Building. Initially I made friends with Spike and Worthy, two high ranking males who took me under their wing. But now I have been introduced to the chimpanzees in Tanya’s family one at a time, moving at my pace, and have officially joined the family group! I have created so many strong friendship and I’m learning to be a true Chimpanzee a little more each day, thanks to my new family.
- Purses, especially red ones
- Looking through colored objects
- Sleeping under the stars
- Climbing trees
- Soft comforters
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