I arrived at Save the Chimps just in time to celebrate my 19th birthday. For most of my life, I lived as someone’s pet. Though my human family loved me dearly, they realized, that was not the life that I was meant to lead or the kind of life that would be best for me long term. With a natural lifespan of about 50+ years, I am now just past being a teenager and have many good years ahead of me. I was born in Texas and at just 5 weeks old, was sold as a private family pet. Fortunately, my human family came to understand that I was meant to live my life with other chimpanzees.
Save the Chimps welcomed me to my new, forever home at the Sanctuary in 2017 and the introduction to my new life is unfolding gradually, according to my needs. It is hoped that I will eventually be acclimated into a large family group of chimpanzees, to build lifelong friendships. Here at the Sanctuary, I am provided with the healthiest diet possible for a chimpanzee, which includes daily fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other nutritious foods, and I have the ability to forage and interact as a chimpanzee would in the wild.
After becoming acclimated with Save the Chimps while in the Special Needs Building, I was moved to Tanya’s Building. I am being introduced to the chimpanzees in Tanya’s family one at a time in hopes that I can join the family group. I met Worthy, the alpha male, and we became fast friends.
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