I was born June 10, 1996, at The Coulston Foundation laboratory in Alamogordo, NM, to my mother Gertrude, and my father Dalton. I was taken from my mother and raised in the laboratory nursery. When I was just 15 months old, I was shipped to another research lab, called Bioqual, in Maryland. Save the Chimps doesn’t know what happened to me at Bioqual, but most chimps there lived alone, subjected to infectious disease testing. When I was nine years old, I was sent to a third laboratory in Texas.
The chimps at the Coulston Foundation were rescued by Save the Chimps in 2002. This included chimps who were “out on loan” to other laboratories, like me. Finally, in 2006, I arrived at Save the Chimps, and my years in research came to an end. Today, I am a member of Freddy’s Group, and I enjoy life on a spacious island home (complete with a covered bridge!) My best friends are Kallie and Butch, although I can be a bit of a loner. I am very mischievous with my caregivers, often trying to knock juice bottles out of their hands. Lately, I have been channeling my energies into painting, an enrichment activity that many chimps enjoy.