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

Donated funds:

  • 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 Alice’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 Alice’s Family.  The chimpanzees in Alice’s Family were rescued from The Coulston Foundation. During their time at the Coulson Foundation most chimpanzees lived in isolation in 5’x5’x7′ cages.  Upon rescuing the Coulston chimpanzees, introductions were made to form chimpanzee families. They learned how to play, love, laugh and groom, all natural for chimpanzees. Alice’s family was the first complete chimpanzee family to migrate from New Mexico to their island home in Florida.

Alice’s building is also home to Cheetah and Timmy who live separately from the large social group. Perhaps because Cheetah lived alone for so long, or perhaps because he is an artistic soul who sees the world differently than the average chimp, Cheetah had a hard time making friends over the years. He’s met chimps young and old, male and female, but finding someone he “clicked” with was a challenge. Finally Cheetah found friendship with Timmy, a male who also spent many years living alone, and who, like Cheetah has a fondness for painting.

Because Cheetah and Timmy are not in a large family group, they will move into the Special Needs Building  which will soon be expanded to provide larger outdoor areas with grass, palm trees, swings, and platforms that can accommodate small groups like Cheetah’s. In the meantime, Cheetah and Timmy spend their time painting, grooming, interacting with their caregivers, enjoying enrichment, and time-share an island with Alice’s Family.

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Island Sign Alice 800

Meet the Family

Alice

Alice

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 24, 1983

I am loyal.

I love stuffed monkeys!

Angel

Angel close up Nov 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 4, 1985 

I am flirty.

I love food!

Chance

Chance 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 7, 1993

I am curious.

I love apples!

Cheetah

1 Cheetah

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1975

I am artistic. 

I love painting!

Christy

Christy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 23, 1988

I am cranky. 

I love hard toys!

Ebony

Eboni

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 8, 1984

I am motherly.

I love stuffed monkeys!

Elway

Elway 2 copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 21, 1999

I am rambunctious.

I love Jake!

Garth

Thelma with Garth playing chase FUN

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 18, 1992

I am funny.

I love juice!

Holly

Holly chimpmas 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 9, 1985

I am lazy.

I love tomatoes!

Jake

Elway & Jake

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 25, 1991

I am happy.

I love potatoes!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey sept 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 27, 1987

I am quiet.

I love dried fruit!

Lea

Lea 2

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 21, 1981

I am family-oriented.

I love mixed nuts!

Melissa

Melissa 150x150

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
May 22, 1981

I am sassy.

I love fruit.

Mika

Mika

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 30, 1982

I am sweet.

I love primate chow!

Mikey

Mikey

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 9, 1984

I am sensitive.

I love fruit!

Pamela

Pamela (4)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 4, 1999

I am silly.

I love stuffed animals!

Ryan

Ryan the 2nd 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 31, 1984

I am loving.

I love apples.

Tash

Tash 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 26, 1984

I am a leader.

I love hats.

Timmy

1 Timmy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1976

I am observant.

I love cold drinks.

Tony

Tony

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 30, 1986

I am sensitive.

I love peanuts.

Zeke

zeke

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 2, 1995

I am distinguished.

I love the island.

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Tony

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Elway

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Pamela with pooh toy June 2014 copy

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ElwayShirt400

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