I was born August 20, 1974 at Mae Noell’s Chimp Farm in Tarpon Springs, FL. My parents’ names are unknown. I was sold for $2,000 when I was just 3 days old to a small circus act. When I became too strong to use as an entertainer, I was sent to a private owner near Tampa.
Save the Chimps rescued me in March 2002. When I first started meeting other chimps, I refused to touch them and hated it when they touched me! I did everything I could to avoid contact. I have come a long way since my first meetings with other chimps, and am now a member of Doug’s Group, along with my “sister” September. When I meet new chimps now, I am much more comfortable with physical contact, and will even enjoy a hug or a grooming session from time to time.
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