I was born on August 31, 1984, to my parents Patty and Tarzan. I was allowed a mere 96 hours in the comfort of my mother’s arms before being unceremoniously removed and taken to the nursery. When I was two years old, weighing less than 25 pounds, the invasive biomedical research began. For the next nine months, blood was taken weekly, and liver punch biopsies were done monthly for ten years.
Save the Chimps took over the Coulston Foundation in 2002, and my days of isolation and terror as a biomedical subject changed forever. Dr. Carole Noon immediately improved our lives and began the formation of family groups in preparation for the move to the islands in the sun. I was in the first big group of chimps to participate in the great chimpanzee migration, and I arrived in Florida in February 2006. I enjoy spending time on the island but when indoors enjoy playing chase.
- Building Nests