I was born at The Coulston Foundation (TCF), a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM to my mother Roxie and father Mack. Sadly, I was taken from my mother to be raised in the laboratory nursery by humans and spent the first part of my life in biomedical research. On September 16, 2002, my life changed for the better when I was rescued by Save the Chimps when they took over TCF and gained custody of the 266 chimpanzees. I am now a part of Alice’s Family where I enjoy fresh food and a large island to explore along with my chimp family.
I am a very sweet girl. I often prefer to stay inside, but if my best friend Alice goes outside, I will go with her. I always have a little stuffed monkey that I carry with me. Sometimes, when I need a break, I will let Alice babysit my beloved monkey. One of the caregiver’s favorite stories about me is: “Whenever I am cleaning and she is in the next room, she will push her baby through the mesh for me to clean. When I give it back to her, she gives it the sniff test, and back in her pocket (the area between her leg and torso is referred to as a hip pocket) or on her head it goes. She also will hold the baby by its hands and help it to walk.”
- Small stuffed monkeys
- My BFF Alice