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, needing 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, Jacob and I were introduced to Tonka, another resident who arrived in 2022. The three of us moved to Doug’s island and were introduced to the family there. We now have the companionship of a large family group and the freedom to explore and relax on a 3-acre island.
- Fresh Fruit
- Ursula, Jacob, Tonka, & Kippy!