I was rescued from the entertainment industry and then resided at the Wildlife Waystation, an animal refuge in California. In 2019, the Wildlife Waystation closed its doors, leaving nearly 480 animals, including 42 chimps, in need of new homes. Chimpanzees In Need, led by NAPSA, worked tirelessly to fundraise and arrange homes for all 42 chimpanzees. I was among the final seven to find placement. Together, my family and I were transported by FedEx Cares, to our new home across the country at Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, FL.
Upon arrival at Save the Chimps, I was a bit nervous but bravely explored my play yard with my friend Jacob. I quickly acclimated to my new home and enjoy spending time in the sunshine in the yard. When a staff member visit I’ll quickly run over bipedally and excitedly jump up and down before sitting down to visit them.
After a quarantine period that all chimpanzees who arrive at Save the Chimps go through, Cayleb and I will have the opportunity to meet new chimps and join one of the large family groups here at the sanctuary. They live on 3-acre islands where I’ll have the freedom to choose where to spend my time, whom to spend it with, and I’ll have plenty of places to nap in the sunshine.
- Hanging upside down