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Wally

Age 37
Birthday 02/21/81
Rescued From Entertainment

Member of
Late’s Family

I am a Pisces.

My Personality

  • Tender
  • Artistic
  • Lively
  • Playful

My Favorite Things

  • Soy Protein Shakes
  • Plastic Toys
  • Blankets

My Biggest Fan Thinks

“I can see Wally from my office window on his island home. He serves as a daily reminder of why I love working at Save the Chimps and a sign of hope for other chimpanzees in need of rescue.”

Rebecca RodriguezRebecca Rodriguez
Development Manager
Team member since 2013

Wally

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My History

I was born on February 21, 1981. I was circus chimp for approximately 12 years, performing in the Ringling Brothers Circus. When I became too large and dangerous to control, I ended up at the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in San Antonio, Texas. I was living at WAO with ten other chimpanzees when WAO went bankrupt in 2011 and Save the Chimps (STC) stepped in to rescue us.

These days, you can find me basking in the Florida sun on a three-acre island known as Air Force Island. It was originally designed and built for STC’s first residents, twenty-one of the original Air Force chimps. Over time, many of the elder chimpanzees have passed away, and the surviving Air Force chimps have been integrated into new family groups. These days, the island is home to my diverse family, known as Late’s Family. I have an easy-going personality and get along with all of the members of my family. I also enjoy visits from my human caregivers. I am known to have a fun-loving and gentle spirit, and like to express myself through my paintings.

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