I was born at The Coulston Foundation (TCF), a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM. I was allowed to spend a mere 20 minutes with my mother, who took good care of me for that brief period of time, before I was taken away to be raised in the nursery by humans. I was raised with my best friend Chelsea, with whom I still live today.
Fortunately, I was not used in biomedical research studies before I was rescued in 2002 by Save the Chimps, when TCF closed its doors. I will never be subjected to the isolation and fear that comes with being used in biomedical research. Instead I enjoy my days playing and relaxing with my chimpanzee family. I am a curious and friendly chimp. I enjoy painting after Chelsea showed me how much fun it can be!
To support Stephanie and the nearly 250 other chimpanzees in our care, donate today.
- My caregiver, Deanna!