I was born to my parents Gail and Tarzan on October 7, 1993, at the Coulston Foundation, a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM. I was among the 266 chimpanzees rescued from the Coulston Foundation by Save the Chimps in 2002. I am a member of Alice’s family, the first group to be formed after Save the Chimps took over the Coulston Foundation. I have a few quirks when it comes to mealtime. While some chimps prefer their fruits and veggies handed to them in small pieces, I will usually only take my food whole unless it’s something exceptionally delicious like slices of melon. Alice’s family is known for having many adorable boys who are excited to greet their caregivers. I am usually front and center with a huge smile on my face when people enter my building or stop by my island. If I don’t get attention right away, I will find something to throw, a habit from my childhood. But I also know how to turn on the charm and will follow this up with a wide grin and a friendly bob of the head.
- Whole Fruits
- My Caregivers