Hello, my name is





Rescued From


About Me

I was born at The Coulston Foundation (TCF) a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM to my mother Debby and father Rufus. I did spend the first two and a half years with my mother before I was taken and used 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. I am now a part of Tapioca’s Family where  I enjoy fresh food and a large, enriched island to explore along with a chimp family. My nickname is Happy Howie and it is for a good reason. I always seem to be happy and like making everyone else happy. I seem to always know when my caregivers are feeling a bit down and get their attention to play, which puts them in an instant good mood. I love getting scratched with a “tickle stick”. I lean my head forward for a scratch, then turn my back for it to be scratched. When Sally lost her BFF Linda, she didn’t know what to do. I stepped in and took Sally under my wing and gave her comfort, protection, and friendship.


  • Tapioca

Favorite Things

  • Dried Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Seeing how much food I can fit in my mouth


  • Sweet
  • Comforting
  • Caring