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Tammy

Age 34
Birthday 12/16/1983
Rescued From Air Force

Member of
Ron’s Family

I am a Sagittarius.

My Personality

  • Silly
  • Whimsical
  • Loner

My Favorite Things

  • Mixed Nuts
  • Baby Dolls
  • Primate Chow
  • Dried Fruit

I’m Loved Because

Tammy was the first chimp I met when I interviewed for the job with Save the Chimps’ Founder Dr. Carole Noon. She told me, “Don’t be offended, she doesn’t like strangers.” But Tammy ran over excitedly, showed me her belly and then her butt. Dr. Noon smiled and said, “Tammy, have some self respect!”

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Operations Manager
Team member since 2008

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My History

I was born December 16, 1983 at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, NM. My parents, Nancy and Lou, were chimpanzees who were captured in the 1960s for use in the space research program. I was taken from my mother at birth and raised in the laboratory nursery. During my time in the laboratory, I had a kidney biopsy, liver biopsies, and my blood drawn several times per year. I had to be anesthetized for these procedures, usually shot by a dart gun.

In 2001, I was chosen to retire to a new sanctuary, Save the Chimps. I moved to Florida with 20 other chimps who were also survivors and descendants of chimpanzees used in the space program. We were released onto a large island home, and I set foot on soil and grass for the first time!

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