Feed Me Hello my name is

Casey

Age 52
Birthday 9/9/1965
Rescued From Research

Member of
Tanya’s Family

I am a Virgo.

My Personality

  • Leader
  • Charming
  • Intelligent
  • Spoiled
  • Gentleman

My Favorite Things

  • Blankets
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado

My Biggest Fan Thinks

“Casey is a little muscle-man with a heart of gold. He embodies character and dignity even after all the difficult times he has been through in his life.”

Mika RobertsMika Roberts
Digital Media Coordinator
Team member since 2007

Casey

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My History

I am one of the oldest residents of Save the Chimps, and have quite a storied history. I was born in the wild in the mid-1960s, and was captured and sent to the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona in 1967. I lived for a year in the zoo’s nursery, and was then transferred to Howard M. Purcell, Jr., M.D. where I was a family pet until 1973. In 1973 I became part of “Genus Pan” which was a chimpanzee breeding facility owned and operated by Dr. Purcell. There I lived with six other chimpanzees.

In 1985, Dr. Purcell turned us over to the Primate Foundation of Arizona (PFA), a breeding and behavioral research facility that provided chimps to biomedical research labs. PFA sent me to the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP), where I lived for two years in a 5′ x 5′ x 7′ cage that was suspended off the ground like a birdcage. In 1987, LEMSIP returned me to PFA, and they in turn sent me to The Coulston Foundation, a biomedical research laboratory in NM that would become notorious for its poor care and cruel treatment of chimpanzees. I spent about a year in the breeding program, and then was used in four different biomedical research studies.

Finally, in 2002, I was rescued by Save the Chimps, and was relocated to an island sanctuary in Florida. Today I am a beloved member of Tanya’s Group. I really enjoy the outdoors, and can often be found relaxing under a large oak tree. I am known for my gentle demeanor and love of blankets. I carry a bundle of them everywhere I go!

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