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About Me

Hello! My name is Marissa and I was born on June 29, 1987. My parents, Olida and Jeb, gave birth to me at a biomedical research laboratory. I was rescued by Save the Chimps in 2002 and became a strong, high-ranking female living in Rufus’s family. I live alongside my mother, Olida, and sisters, Megan and Maya. My family has a 3-acre island, but I generally choose to spend my time indoors and can often found lounging in the overhead tunnels. I prefer the company of my fellow chimpanzees over the attention of care staff, but I do enjoy letting them scratch my back with a “tickle stick”. I love to eat lots of the amazing food that we get at the sanctuary. I am the most laid-back out of my sisters but I still love to play, be goofy and have lots of fun in the Florida sun! Some would say I am an exact copy of my mom which I don’t mind because she is one awesome lady!

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  • Rufus

Favorite Things

  • Hammocks
  • Overhead Tunnels
  • Nuts


  • Strong
  • Sassy
  • Intelligent