I am estimated to have been born in 1978, but there are few details about my past. I was used in research and the medical laboratory retired me to the Wildlife Animal Orphanage (WAO) in 2000, along with my daughter Katina. In 2011, WAO went bankrupt, and Save the Chimps stepped in to rescue me, Katina, and nine other chimpanzees.
When Save the Chimps arrived at WAO to pick up the chimpanzees, I seemed full of life and confidence. I appeared to take the move in stride traveling from Texas to Florida. Save the Chimps made sure that I was always in close proximity to my daughter and we remained inseparable. Over time, at Save the Chimps, our family grew to more than twenty chimpanzees. I am petite but mighty. I demand respect and am always protected by my strong and loyal daughter, Katina. We spend all of our time together either roaming the island or sleeping in a shared nest. I was the first chimp to use the termite mounds when placed on the island. These are artificial structures that contain tubes filled with treats. We chimps can find different sticks and dip them into the termite mounds to receive tasty tidbits. Soon, everyone was following my lead!
- The Island