Tootie, Cheetah, and Clay made history by being the first Non-human primates to create NFTs. Shop for the digital art on the Truesy platform. Unfamiliar with NFTs? Learn more below!

What is a Truesy NFT? NFT stands for “non-fungible token” – this is a fancy way of describing a digital collectible that is, provably, transparently scarce and whose ownership rights can be traced for all time on a blockchain. Think of NFTs as digital objects which can’t be copied. Truesy NFTs are collectibles, like artworks, permanently attached to the Tezos blockchain with the content stored on IPFS. They are designed to last forever. Unlike most early NFTs, they are eco-friendly because Tezos consumes 2,000,000x less energy than first-generation blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum. Read more about Truesy NFTs here.

I’m still confused. Is there a simpler way to explain what a Truesy NFT is? A Truesy NFT is basically a collectible you purchase online (like one of the beautiful chimp paintings up for sale!) that is backed up and permanently yours via a lot of internet security measures. Although you will not receive a physical copy of the collectible you buy, you can rest assured knowing that the item you purchased is stored online forever under your possession, which prevents it from being stolen, copied, or ruined. It’s as if an artist were to only sell, say 50 prints of an artwork they made, and you bought one of those 50 prints; you’d be one of the 50 owners in the entire world who own that original print, but the print would be digital rather than physical! 

What is Kukai? Kukai is a Tezos web wallet based on three principles: Security, Community, and Reliability. When buying an NFT on Truesy, you authenticate or create a new Kukai wallet, which we send your NFTs to. Your Kukai wallet is yours and you can access it by using the same login method you used on Truesy. Think of this as a safe way to store your NFTs to ensure they will never be lost or in danger.  Check out your Kukai Wallet here.

How do I buy an NFT on Truesy? Buying an NFT on Truesy is extremely easy. As a first step, you’ll need to create a personal account on, which you can do by linking to your Google account, Facebook, or with your email address. Once you have an account,  click on the piece of digital art you wish to purchase and pay with a credit card or digital currency. That’s it! 

I bought an NFT from the Primal Expressions collection…now what?  Soak in the glory of your new purchase and contribution to Save the Chimps!  You now own the full rights to the piece of art you purchased. NFTs are like physical collector’s items, only digital. So instead of getting an actual oil painting to hang on the wall, you get a digital file instead. 

Why was I charged on my credit card but I don’t see my NFT? Please allow 72 hours for your NFT to arrive. The more you buy on Truesy, the faster the NFTs will arrive, eventually appearing almost instantly.

Why does it take 3 days to receive my NFT? Since we accept payment in credit card and transactions on the blockchain are permanent, we wait until our credit card processor tells us your charge is clear. The more you participate in Truesy the faster we receive the OK to send your NFT.

Meet one of our featured artists! Hello, I’m Cheetah, and I’ve been living at Save the Chimps since 2002! Ever since my arrival here, my life has changed so much. Nowadays, I get to explore the outdoors with my buddy Timmy and feast on some delicious fresh fruits and vegetables whenever I want. I’ve discovered my passion for art while at the sanctuary, and I am so excited to have one of my paintings featured in the Primal Expressions collection!

One of my paintings that’s for sale on the Truesy website. I’d really appreciate it if you’d show some support for my work!
Opening a bottle of paint before getting to work on another masterpiece!
Adding some spice to a wall in our sanctuary. It looks way better now, right?!
Getting lost in my art. Picasso has nothing on me!


Learn more about Cheetah here! And don’t forget to check out our Primal Expressions collection here!