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About Me

I was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, at the Coulston Foundation on February 23, 1988. Unlike most babies at the Coulston Foundation who were taken from their mothers at birth to be raised in the nursery, I was able to stay with my mother, Montessa, for two years. At ten years old, I was put on my first laboratory protocol. During this time, I struggled to make chimpanzee friends my own age.

In 2002, I and 265 other chimpanzees from the Coulston Foundation were rescued by Save the Chimps and, over the course of nine years, were each transported to our new sanctuary home in sunny Florida. I have since formed many new friendships and am very loyal and protective.  I like hammocks and will snuggle down in them and relax for an afternoon. I am no longer fearful of humans and am now playful with my caregivers, especially in the mornings. I am very independent but enjoy the company of Katrina, Olivia, and Amanda when indoors for mealtime. I relish sanctuary life and love spending time outside on the island.


  • Lou

Favorite Things

  • Bananas
  • Corn
  • Enrichment


  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Independent
  • Tough