I spent my early years in the entertainment industry before residing at the Wildlife Waystation, an animal refuge in southern 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, my best friend Cayleb and I didn’t hesitate to explore our expansive play yard. I enjoy resting in the sunshine on the upper level of the play yard but will be the first to climb down if a staff member comes to visit. My friendly demeanor and desire to play have endeared me to all who have met me.
After a quarantine period that all chimpanzees who arrive at Save the Chimps go through, Cayleb 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.
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Jacob and Tonka Playing Chase