I was born at The Coulston Foundation (TCF) a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM to my mother Monica and father Gromek. Like many newborn chimps at the Coulston Foundation, I was taken from my mother and raised in the laboratory nursery. I was used as a laboratory test subject until 2002.
On September 16, 2002 my life changed for the better when I was rescued by Save the Chimps when they took over TCF. I am now a part of Seve’s Family where I enjoy fresh food and a luxurious island to explore along with a chimp family.
I’m definitely not a morning person. When the caregivers approach the building with breakfast, I don’t get out of my hammock. One of my favorite spots to sit is at the top of the primadome where I can oversee everything and everyone. I don’t like to get involved in group politics, I would rather relax in the sun. That is what retirement is all about, after all.