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About Me

I was born September 20, 1987 at The Coulston Foundation research lab in Alamogordo, NM to my mother Nova and father Spock. I was taken from my mother at birth and raised in the laboratory nursery. When I was four years old, I was shipped across the country to Bioqual, a lab in Maryland. There I lived in isolation and infected with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus. During one procedure, I went into respiratory arrest but survived the ordeal.

After the protocol at Bioqual ended, I was sent back to The Coulston Foundation. Very few records exist of my years at Coulston, although one note indicated that I would bite my nails to the point of bleeding.

In 2002, Save the Chimps rescued me and today I live on a 3-acre island in Fort Pierce, FL.  I no longer bite my nails, but I am instead a confident chimpanzee who is the most powerful female in my group. My best friends are Sophie, Mariah, and Larry, and I am a loving “auntie” to Melody. I am most often found sunbathing on my island.

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  • Ron

Favorite Things

  • My best friend – Sophie
  • Plastic Kiddie Pools
  • Raisins


  • Sweet
  • Powerful
  • Maternal
  • Protective