I am a petite and delicate chimp. I was taken from my mother at a young age to work in entertainment in Chicago. I was eight years old when Save the Chimps took me into their care and I went on an 18-hour trip to Florida. I was rambunctious on the long ride to Florida, throwing my toys and jumping around my cage. Once the sun went down, I settled into a nest of blankets and slept for the rest of the journey.
Once I arrived there were a lot of people to greet me, they were welcoming me and telling me how beautiful I am. I was very brave on my first day in Florida. I was not afraid of the big chimps in the play yards next to mine. I quickly explored my play yard, climbed to the top and took a nap in the sun. It felt wonderful.
After my health check-ups I moved to a building they call “Kiley’s building”. There are 19 chimpanzees in that building and at first I was scared of the loud noise and commotion. Soon, they settled down and I began interacting with them through the safety of the mesh. It was time for me to meet Kiley. They opened the doors between us and I discovered that she is sweet and friendly just like me. Kiley and I played, laughed, and groomed. I also met Jaybee and Ariel. The four of us live together and I have already built strong bonds of friendship with them. I still have many chimps to meet to be fully integrated into Kiley’s family. I’m happy living with other chimpanzees and love spending my days playing and grooming.
Adopt sweet Lisa Marie!