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  • three daily meals of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • first-rate medical care
  • enrichment activities that encourage natural behaviors

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  • help maintain the 12 three-acre island homes
  • allow chimps space and freedom to wander to their hearts content

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Get to know Ron’s Family

We at Save the Chimps are excited to introduce you to our more than 250 amazing chimpanzee residents!   Each month we will feature one of the 12 islands at the Sanctuary so that you can get to know the chimpanzees that make up the families and the personality of group as a whole.

This month we would like to introduce you to Ron’s Family.  Ron’s family consists of chimpanzees rescued from both The Coulston Foundation and the pet trade.

Chimpanzees from the pet trade usually have difficulty adjusting to living with other chimpanzees.  They often grow up in a home and are treated like a human child.  By the time they are rescued, many believe they are human and find it very challenging to relate  to other chimpanzees. Over time, they do acclimate.

April, Kramer, and Connor the 2nd are all former pet chimpanzees.  Today they are living and thriving in a family group of 23 chimpanzees.

There are several young chimpanzees living in Ron’s family , making this group an energetic one, full of family fun.  April is often on her favorite platform with a large nest of blankets while the youngsters play around and on the poles extending above her.

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Island Sign Ron

Meet the Family

April the 1st

April (20) crop 2 copy

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
April 29, 1979

I am clever.

I love fruit juice!

Sir Connor

Connor 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 11, 1989

I am courageous.

I love protein shakes!

Lil’ Connor

connor

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 26, 2002

I am enthusiastic.

I love making noise!

David

web David 2010 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 1, 1968

I am lovable. 

I love mixed nuts!

Dylan

Dylan 6.1 x 9.1

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 5, 2007

I am energetic. 

I love kiddie pools!

Gail

Gail

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 12, 1972

I am determined.

I love boxes!

Grace

Grace 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 20, 1987

I am protective.

I love kiddie pools!

Janice

Janice Feb 2012 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 16, 1999

I am clever.

I love people watching!

Jordan

Jordan Aug 2012 (3)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 24, 1994

I am clumsy.

I love food!

Kaleb

Kaleb

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
September 7, 1995

I am lovable.

I love protein shakes!

Kramer

kramer

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
September 17, 2002

I am friendly.

I love hammocks!

Larry

Larry Apr 2014 (7)

Rescued From:
Entertainment/WAO

Birthday:
February 21, 1981

I am silly.

I love dried fruit!

Lisa the 2nd

Lisa #2 150x150

 

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 27, 1990

I am determined.

I love stuffed toys.

Mariah

Mariah Oct 2011 crop

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 19, 1991

I am unpredictable.

I love Melody!

Marlon

Marlon and April Apr 2014

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 1, 2007

I am goofy.

I love kiddie pools!

Melody

Melody150 copy

Rescued From:
Entertainment/WAO

Birthday:
July 12, 2007

I am demanding.

I love kiddie pools!

Nadia

nadia-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 13, 1962

I am a sweetheart.

I love romain lettuce.

Patty

Patty Sep 2010 (3)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 16, 1993

I am mysterious.

I love dried fruit.

Pele

pele

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 25, 1993

I am sensitive.

I love vegetables.

Sebastian

Sebastian 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 20, 1994

I am charming.

I love noisy toys.

Sophie

Sophie 220

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 4, 1990

I am maternal.

I love stuffed toys.

Tammy

Tammy Feb 2013 (3)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 7, 1995

I am whimsical.

I love bananas.

Vanna

Vanna 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 24, 1988

I am picky.

I love fruit juice.

Ways to support

Donate

Lisa #2 150x150

 

Support the chimps by making an online donation.

 

 

Adopt

April eating (11)

A symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt April or Melody.

 

WishList

webDylan

Purchase items the chimps need and love through our Amazon Wishlist.

 

 


Shop

98.6 Womens Shirt

Purchase items from our gift shop. All proceeds directly benefit the chimps!