I was born March 9, 1999 to mother Arlene and father Doug, at the Coulston Foundation, a biomedical research lab in Alamogordo, NM. I was taken from Arlene within hours of birth, and sent to the lab’s nursery to be raised by humans, and luckily was never subjected to experimentation. When I was three and a half years old, the Coulston Foundation closed its doors, and I found myself in the care of Save the Chimps.
I have grown into a very serious, but friendly chimp. My father, Doug, had a habit of walking upright, and propping up one leg while standing. Even though I never met my father, I often adopt a very similar posture!
I’m very respected by my chimp family, and my best friend is Apollo. During group disputes, I will often offer my support to others that need it and am an excellent mediator. I enjoy making big nests and love spending time in the prima dome or one of the hammocks. When I am enjoying my food, you will know it by the happy sounds I make during meals.
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- Greeting Caregivers