I was born at the Coulston Foundation research lab in Alamogordo, NM on February 4, 1999, to my mother Linda and my father Leonard. I was placed in a group of other chimps my own age. Without mothers to cling to, we clung to each other, so much that it was often hard to tell who was who in the group.
Save the Chimps rescued me in September 2002 when they took custody of the chimpanzees at the Coulston Foundation. Me and 10 other babies near my age lived together. We had nothing in our cage to play with so Save the Chimps immediately showered us with toys, boxes, and hay to play with. Save the Chimps decided to add two babies to each of the new social groups formed. Me and my friend Elway were the first youngsters to join a family of older chimps known as Aliceʼs Group. Peggy and Lea, we’re both up to the task of becoming adopted mothers to me and Elway. In 2006, me and the rest of Aliceʼs Group became the first complete chimpanzee family to migrate from New Mexico to our island home in Florida. Unlike so many chimps born before me at The Coulston Foundation, I have been able to grow up in a loving family, free of the laboratory cage I was born in.
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