I was born in Sierra Leone in approximately 1974. Because I was born in the wild, Save the Chimps doesn’t know my exact birthdate so it’s an estimate. I was taken to the Coulston Foundation in December 1975, then entered the breeding program when I was eight years old. Between 1983 and 2007, I gave birth to eight infants.
Several years later when Save the Chimps took over the Coulston Foundation in September 2002, one of the top priorities was forming large social groups in preparation for the Great Chimpanzee Migration to Florida. My daughter Marissa and I were introduced into Rufus’ group where we live today. Save the Chimps has had the pleasure of knowing several of my daughters and granddaughters, Marissa, Megan, Maya, Stephanie, and Melody. These days I spend time relaxing with the other older ladies in the group. Yolanda, Lisa and I have lived together for many years (in the lab and in the sanctuary) and have been through a lot together. At Save the Chimps I have been given the opportunity to make choices about my life. This is what sanctuary living is all about, and I’m happy to live my life with happiness.
- My Children
- The Overhead Tunnels