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Meet the Families: This month’s feature – Tanya’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 the group as a whole.

Featured Family Calendar

January – Late’s Family (Air Force Island)
February – Ron’s Family
March – Alice’s Family
April – Kiley’s Family
May – Lou’s Family
June – Bobby’s Family
July – Rufus’ Family
August – Doug’s Family
September – Tanya’s Family
October – Tapioca’s Family
November – Freddy’s Family
December – Seve’s Family
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Late’s Family

As we kick off 2016, we would like to introduce you to Air Force Island, home to Late’s family. The island was originally designed and built for Save the Chimps’ first residents – 21 of the original Air Force chimps.  Sadly over time, many of the elder chimpanzees have passed.  Today there are  nine surviving Air Force chimpanzees at Save the Chimps and they have since been integrated into new family groups.

Late’s family consists of chimpanzees rescued from both The Coulston Foundation and Wildlife Animal Orphanage, an animal rescue that went bankrupt in 2011 and needed a home for it’s chimpanzees.

Late’s family hosts a multitude of personalities from Wally’s energetic antics to Ace who can often be found relaxing on the 3-acre island.

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Air Force Island

Meet the Family

Ace

Ace Aug 2011 (5)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 30, 1995

I am mellow.

I love Food!

Comet

Comet Jan 2014

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 11, 1994

I am sensitive.

I love tomatoes!

Daveeta

Daveeta

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 10, 1996

I am smart.

I love apples!

Dwight

Dwight 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 24, 1992

I am the ALPHA.

I love mixed nuts!

Kayla

March 26 1987 Kayla

Rescued From:
Research/WAO

Birthday:
March 26, 1987

I am assertive. 

I love dried fruit.

Late

Late 150x150

Rescued From:
Research/WAO

Birthday:
September 5, 1986

I am mischievous.

I love kiddie pools.

Marc

Marc 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 19, 1973

I am stubborn.

I love bananas!

Manny

Manny Aug 2011 (2)

Rescued From:
Entertainment/WAO

Birthday:
January 1, 1978

I am sassy.

I love food!

Pam

Pam 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 28, 1990

I am sassy.

I love blankets.

Rupiah

Rupiah (6)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 7, 1995

I am loyal.

I love pbj’s.

Tyra

Tyra

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 24, 1988

I am personable.

I love food!

Wally

Wally Feb 2013

Rescued From:
Entertainment/WAO

Birthday:
February 21, 1981

I am artistic.

I love protein shakes.

Ways to support Late’s Family

Donate

Late

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Feed

Kaleb eating a fresh apple

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Kayla

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Ron’s Family

In February 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:
Born in Sanctuary

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 Ron’s Family

Donate

Lisa #2 150x150

 

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Adopt

April eating (11)

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

 

WishList

webDylan

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98.6 Womens Shirt

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Alice’s Family

In March 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 Coulston 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 include large outdoor areas with grass, palm trees, swings, and platforms that accommodates 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.

Ways to support Alice’s Family

Donate

Tony

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Adopt

Elway

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WishList

Pamela with pooh toy June 2014 copy

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ElwayShirt400

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Kiley’s Family

Kiley’s Family is going through the transition of integrating a new family member. Lisa Marie, who became a resident of Save the Chimps in 2015, is being introduced into the group. Introducing a chimpanzee into an established family is a long process but Lisa Mare has met many members of the family. She has close bonds with Jaybee, Kiley, Ariel, Luke, and Virgil. She is still learning the intricacies of chimpanzee politics and hierarchy, but for her age and background she has adapted extremely well so far. We can’t wait to see her relationships blossom as she grows older and finds her place among her new family.

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Island Sign Kiley

Meet the Family

Angie the 1st

Angie #1 June 2012

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 21, 1987

I am loyal.

I love oranges!

Ariel

Ariel (7)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 24, 1994

I am quirky.

I love socks!

Christopher

christopher-resized

Rescued From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
March 19, 1986

I am calculating.

I love apples!

Cookie

cookie-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 13, 1989

I am beautiful. 

I love food!

Emily the 2nd

Emily

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 28, 1992

I am sweet. 

I love juice!

Genoveva

Genoveva

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 28, 1993

I am independent.

I love food!

Henrietta

Henrietta (6)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 20, 1967

I am fiesty.

I love hibiscus branches!

Jaybee

Jaybee Feb 2013

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1973

I am particular.

I love cucumbers!

Jimbo

Jimbo

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 10, 1994

I am sweet.

I love boots!

Katie

Katie June 2012 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 13, 1986

I am sweet.

I love blankets!

Kay

Kay 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 4, 1997

I am goofy.

I love kiddie pools!

Kiley

Kiley thumbnail

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 24, 1999

I am inquisitive.

I love socks!

Lilly

Lilly

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
January 26, 1989

I am kind.

I love tomatoes.

Lisa Marie

LisaMarieNov2015

Retired From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
January 8, 2007

I am striking.

I love unbreakable mirrors!

Luke

Luke 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 8, 1999

I am striking.

I love unbreakable mirrors!

Lupe

Lupe April 2011 (1)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 30, 1975

I am loyal.

I love blankets!

Norene

Norene 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 1, 1986

I am clever.

I love buckets!

Phoenix

Phoenix Nov 2011 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 18, 2000

I am friendly.

I love blankets.

Ritt

Ritt eating grapefruit Feb 2013

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 13, 1994

I am sensitive.

I love dried fruit.

Virgil

virgil 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 20, 1989

I am loving.

I love shoes.

Ways to support Kiley’s Family

Donate

Emily

Support the chimps by making an online donation.

 

Adopt

Jaybee Feb 2013

A symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Jaybee.

WishList

Cookiewithgift

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Shop

Kiley pink 8007

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Lou’s Family

In May we would like to introduce you to Lou’s Family.  Aside from Arthur, the chimpanzees in Lou’s Family were rescued from The Coulston Foundation. During their time at the Coulston 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.

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Island Sign Lou

Meet the Family

Adina

Adina

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 21, 1995

I am feisty.

I love peaches!

Amanda

Amanda Feb 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 6, 1990

I am quizzical

I love blankets!

Arthur

Arthur (7)

Rescued From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
January  31, 2000

I am mischievous.

I love enrichment!

Bam Bam

Bam Bam 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 16, 1988

I am silly. 

I love food!

Bell

Bell 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 30, 1999

I am fearless. 

I love stuffed toys!

Braedon

Braedon 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 31, 1999

I am domineering

I love blankets!

Brandon

Brandon

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 28, 1989

I am impulsive.

I love bananas!

Chaka

Chaka

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 30, 1994

I am cunning.

I love peaches!

Hailey

Hailey Dec 2011 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 4, 1993

I am intelligent.

I love tools!

Jasmine

Jasmine 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 25, 1991

I am resilient.

I love fruit!

Katrina

Katrina 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 9, 1986

I am attentive.

I love apples!

O’Dell

O'Dell June 2012 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 14, 1988

I am emotional.

I love baby dolls!

Olivia

olivia-resized

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
March 5, 1975

I am kind.

I love Opal.

Opal

Opal Oct 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 1, 1981

I am charming.

I love sunglasses!

Patrick

patrick-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 16, 1984

I am chipper.

I love basketballs!

Pumpkin

Pumpkin 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 27, 1986

I am dignified.

I love basketballs!

Rowan

web_Rowan__Shellie_Feb_2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 24, 2000

I am imaginative.

I love noisy toys.

Shellie

Shellie 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 22, 1987

I am loyal.

I love dried fruit.

Tinker

Tinker Jan 2014 8

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 23, 1972

I am devoted.

I love juice.

Ways to support Lou’s Family

Donate

Adina

Support the chimps by making an online donation.

 

 

Adopt

Pumpkin 150x150

A symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Pumpkin.

 

WishList

Photo by Gaia Light

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OPENINGDOORS

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Bobby’s Family

In June we would like to introduce you to Bobby’s Family. Bobby’s Family consists of two groups who time-share the island. The smaller of the two groups includes Terry, Indie, Cayenne and one of our newest residents, Tarzan. Some members of the larger group, like Jeannie, have been introduced to Terry’s group so can switch back and forth between the two families. We hope to someday have these two groups combined into one family!

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Island Sign Bobby

 

Meet the Family

Angelica

Angelica 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 26, 1986

I am helpful.

I love unbreakable mirrors!

Bobby

Bobby Nov 2011 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 31,  1983

I am courageous.

I love bananas!

Boy

1 Boy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1969

I am demanding.

I love nuts!

Cayenne

Cayenne2013

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 27, 1982

I am lovable.

I love FOOD!

Chandra

Chandra 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 7, 1995

I am mysterious. 

I love blankets!

Fergus

sm_fergus

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 2, 1995

I am playful.

I love boots!

Garrey

Garrey member of Bobby's family 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 29, 1986

I am caring.

I love plastic toys!

Indie

Indie Aug 2015 (13)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 13, 1985

I am easy-going.

I love unbreakable mirrors!

Jeannie

Jeannie 2009 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 21, 1966

I am gentle.

I love juice!

Liberty

Liberty

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 3, 1993

I am sassy.

I love sleeping bags!

Linda the 2nd

Linda

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 1, 1974

I am grateful.

I love oranges!

Normand

Normand 150x150

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
January 6, 2000

I am dignified.

I love my island.

Polly

Polly

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 27, 1993

I am perfect.

I love Tina!

Ragan

ragan-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 16, 1995

I am enchanting.

I love boots!

Schotzie

schotzie-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 4, 1994

I am shy.

I love applesauce.

Tarzan

headshot Tarzan

Retired From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
June 6, 1996

I am energetic.

I love my family.

Terry

Terry_brighter-300x264

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
November 17, 1979

I am faithful

I love plush soccer balls.

Tina the 2nd

Tina 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 7, 1971

I am friendly.

I love Hawaiian shirts.

Walden

Walden (1)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 6, 1996

I am energetic.

I love my family.

Whoopie

whoopie

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 5, 1990

I am dramatic.

I love blankets.

Ways to support Bobby’s Family

Donate

 

headshot Tarzan

Support the chimps by making an online donation.

 

 

Adopt

BobbyA symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Bobby.

 

WishList

 

Chandra 150x150Purchase items the chimps need and love through our Amazon Wishlist.

 

 


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OPENINGDOORS

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Rufus’ Family

Follow us on Facebook for updates this month on Rufus’ family.

Island Sign Rufus 600

 

Meet the Family

Amber

Amber

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 5, 1988

I am silly.

I love Leo!

April the 2nd

April #2 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 8, 1991

I am loyal.

I love bananas!

Arnulfo

 Arnulfo crop

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 31, 1991

I am athletic.

I love vegetables!

Bambi

Bambi 2010 (1)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 1, 1999

I am playful.

I love my mom!

Belinda

belinda-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
 March 21, 1993

I am clever.

I love juice!

Beth

Beth (8)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 3, 1984

I am motherly.

I love dried fruit!

Brett

Brett close up Nov 2011 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 16, 1990

I am active.

I love boots!

Daphne

Daphne Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 1, 1991

I am loyal.

I love tennis balls!

Frieda

Frieda 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 21, 1981

I am sweet.

I love blankets!

Gerro

Gerro

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 10, 1998

I am respected.

I love teddy bears!

Lauryl

Lauryl 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 10, 1987

I am devoted.

I love plums!

Leo

Leo Member of Rufus' Family Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
June 24, 2007

I am rambunctious.

I love my toys!

Lisa

Lisa the 1st 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 20, 1969

I am feisty.

I love leeks.

Luisita

Luisita

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 24, 1991

I am sweet.

I love pine cones!

Marissa

Marissa 150x150 Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 29, 1987

I am strong.

I love hammocks!

Maya

Maya 2014 Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
March 15, 2007

I am happy.

I love blankets!

Megan

Megan

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 27, 1998

I am strong-willed.

I love green peppers.

Miller

Miller

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 17, 1991

I am a loyal friend.

I love sugarcane.

Olida

olida-resized Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 22, 1974

I am motherly.

I love my kids.

Rufus

rufus copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 1, 1966

I am tough.

I love bananas.

Sinbad

Sinbad Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 13, 1991

I am charming.

I love onions.

Spud

Spud Sept 2011 (770x800) Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 2, 1982

I am rambunctious.

I love plastic toys.

Spudnut

Spudnut (4) Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 8, 1996

I am sweet.

I love boxes.

Wayne

Wayne Chimpmas2014 (43)Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 19, 1985

I am reserved.

I love primate chow.

Yolanda

Yolanda 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 20, 1969

I am timid.

I love vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ways to support Rufus’ Family

Donate

Spud Sept 2011 (770x800)

Support the chimps by making an online donation.

 

 

Adopt

Rufus1_resizedA symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Rufus.

 

WishList

Frieda Chimpmas 2011 (2) Purchase items the chimps need and love through our Amazon Wishlist.

 

 


Shop

OPENINGDOORS

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

 

 

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Doug’s Family

Doug’s family is a diverse group with members rescued from the pet trade, medical research, and five members of the Air Force group, the original chimps rescued by Save the Chimps in 2001. Doug’s family is home to sweet Mona who, with an estimated birth year of 1960, is believed to be the oldest chimp at Save the Chimps.

This lively group loves island parties and many of them enjoy painting as an enrichment activity.

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Island Sign Doug

Meet the Family

Amy

Amy Feb 2013 headshot

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
February 2, 1983

I am graceful.

I love food!

Andrea the 1st

Andrea the 1st Feb 2013

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 1, 1971

I am poised.

I love hammocks!

Andrea the 2nd web Andrea

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 30, 1990

I am clever.

I love unbreakable mirrors!

Angie the 2nd

Angie

Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
May 13, 2003

I am lively. 

I love blankets!

Billy

Billy 2010 (3)

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
 September 1, 1969

I am energetic. 

I love bananas!

Daisy

Daisy copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 1, 1982

I am spunky.

I love apples!

Emily the 1st

Emily Jan 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 15, 1964

I am adorable.

I love Angie!

Garfield

Garfield Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 9, 1991

I am powerful.

I love buckets!

Huey

Huey 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 2, 1988

I am inquisitive.

I love enrichment!

JB

JB 150x150

Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
March 17, 2003

I am stoic.

I love hammocks!

Jennifer

Jennifer
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 20, 1970

I am regal.

I love bananas!

Kippy

web_Kippy_2008_1

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 22, 1986

I am silly.

I love playing.

Lil’ Mini

Lil' Mini 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 29, 1993

I am loving.

I love kiddie pools!

Little Rock

Little Rock
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 6, 1969

I am strong.

I love romaine lettuce!

Liza

Liza Feb 2012
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 16, 1981

I am delightful.

I love boxes!

Mona

Mona150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 1, 1960

I am sweet.

I love blankets.

Pepsi

Pepsi

Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
July 25, 1974

I am unique.

I love sunglasses.

Reba

Reba Jan 2011
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 21, 1994

I am feisty.

I love twirling.

Sandy

Sandy Feb 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 23, 1988

I am tough

I love food.

September

September Apr 2012 (2) Rescued From:
The Pet Trade

Birthday:
September 14, 1979

I am clever

I love sunglasses.

Ursula the 1st

Ursula 1st 3:28:15

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 2, 1982

I am rambunctious

I love plastic toys.

Ways to support Doug’s Family

Sponsor a Party

Sponsor a party complete with streamers, other treats, and other fun themed enrichment.

 

Adopt

GarfieldA symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Amy, Garfield, or Jennifer.

 

WishList

Mona150x150

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

 


Shop

Pepsi Shirt

Purchase this shirt featuring Pepsi in our gift shop. All proceeds directly benefit the chimps!

 

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Tanya’s Family

Tanya’s family primarily consists of chimpanzees rescued from research. Those not rescued from research are the beautiful and intelligent Vicky who is a former pet and Jude and Gabe who were accidental births, born at the Sanctuary. Gabe and Jude add some much-needed energy to their family, often convincing the elder chimps to engage in play.

 

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Island Sign Tanya.indd

 

Meet the Family

CaponeCapone 2010

Rescued From:

Research

Birthday:
October 1, 1997

I am laid-back

I love oatmeal!

CaseyCasey thumbnail

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 9, 1965

I am charming.

I love red blankets!

DebbieDebbie

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 7, 1969

I am caring. 

I love Jude!

Ellie MaeEllie Mae 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
 August 13, 1988

I am sassy. 

I love unbreakable mirrors!

GabeGabe

Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
July 20, 2005

I am mischievous.

I love toys!

GabbyGabby Gabriella Dec 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 1, 1987

I am devoted.

I love Gabe!

Heather1 Heather

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1970

I am moody.

I love food!

JeanJean July 2011 (2) crop

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 20, 1996

I am playful.

I love food!

JerseyJersey Nov 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 1, 1996

I am playful.

I love gatorade!

Jude

Jude blanket 5
Rescued From:
Born in Sanctuary

Birthday:
January 28, 2003

I am clever.

I love the island!

RebeccaRebecca 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 13, 1970

I am graceful.

I love blankets.

SalinaSalina June 2012 (5)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 24, 1988

I am sassy.

I love the island!

Sonny

Sonny June 2011
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
September 21, 1977

I am theatrical.

I love food!

SpikeMarch 15 1990 Spike

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 15, 1990

I am admirable.

I love swinging!

VickyVicky close up 5 stars Dec 2011

Rescued From:

The Pet Trade

Birthday:
September 1, 1977

I am intelligent.

I love corn.

WorthyJan 27 1989 Worthy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 27, 1989

I am authoritative.

I love peanut butter.

Ways to support Tanya’s Family

Sponsor a Party

GabeChimpmas

Sponsor a party because no one loves a good party more than Gabe!

 

Adopt

Terry release - looking out at island 2A symbolic adoption supports the chimp’s complete care for one week. Adopt Terry.

 

WishList

Casey Dec 2011 (2)

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

 


Shop

Terry250

Purchase this portrait of Terry in our gift shop. All proceeds directly benefit the chimps!

 

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Tapioca’s Family

Tapioca’s Family was the last chimpanzee family to make the cross-country trip known as The Great Chimpanzee Migration. Between 2003-2011, 27 round trips between New Mexico and Florida ferried the chimpanzees to their new island homes in sunny Florida.

Tapioca lived in two different laboratories before being rescued. She is strong-willed, feisty, and often spotted carrying a pile of blankets on her back.

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Island Sign Tapioca.indd

 

Meet the Family

Alari

Alari 150x150Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 8,  1996

I am feisty.

I love the island.

 Alison

Alison (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 11, 1970

I am devoted.

I love Linda & Sally.

Bart
Bart Feb 2012 (2)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 14, 1992

I am striking.

I love the parties.

Devon

Devon

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 4, 1993

I am  goofy.

I love corn.

Guilder

Guilder

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 9, 1997

I am a peacemaker

I love the island.

Howard

web Howard 300

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 3, 1990

I am happy.

I love making noise.

JJ

March 17 1997 JJ

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 17, 1997

I am vocal.

I love peaches.

Katina

katina

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 15, 1997

I am courageous.

I love my family.

Linda

March 21 1967 Linda

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 1, 1974

I am tough.

I love food!

Moesha

Moesha 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 14, 1997

I am dominant.

I love hammocks.

Noah

Noah Dec 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 17, 1989

I am excitable.

I love people.

Plum

plum
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 27, 1983

I am persistent.

I love Ursula.

Roady

Roady

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 19, 1996

I am rowdy.

I love enrichment!

Sally

web Sally 8x10

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 7, 1971

I am beautiful.

I love Linda!

Sarah

Sarah Dec 2011
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 4, 1989

I am silly.

I love toys!

Sherry

Sherry Dec 2011 release

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 11, 1996

I am sassy.

I love the island.

Spencer

Spencer 800

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 14, 1986

I am playful.

I love playing chase.

Tapioca

Tapioca

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 10,  1987

I am intelligent.

I love blankets.

Taz

Taz Dec 2011 (3)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 5, 1997

I am persistent.

I love primate chow.

Tina

tina

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 1, 1978

I am demanding.

I love Katina!

Torian

Torian June 2012 5 stars close up

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 14, 1997

I am laid back.

I love material to decorate.

Ursula

1 Ursula

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 1, 1982

I am beautiful.

I love dried fruit.

Venus

Venus

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 3, 1997

I am devoted.

I love blankets.

Zeus

Zeus 2014

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
January 23, 1997

I am intimidating.

I love the outdoors.

Ways to support Tapioca’s Family

Sponsor a Party

Ron and Alice's Christmas Party 176

Who doesn’t love a party? The chimps are no exception. Sponsor a party for the chimps!

Donate

Spencer 800

Make a donation in honor of Tapioca’s family.

 

WishList

Alari Dec 2011 (2)

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


Shop
OPENINGDOORS

Purchase Opening Doors in our gift shop. All proceeds directly benefit the chimps!

 

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Freddy’s Family

Follow us on Facebook for updates this month on Freddy’s family.

Island Sign Freddy.indd

Meet the Family

Andres

Andres Aug 2011 (2)
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 23, 1996

I am friendly.

I love the island.

 Brandy

Brandy 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 20, 1985

I am sweet.

I love my caregivers.

Butch
Butch (2) copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 3, 1996

I am goofy.

I love plastic kiddie pools.

CJ

CJ

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 18, 1996

I am  sweet.

I love my caregivers.

Chrissy

ChrissyBanner

Rescued From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
December 20, 1994

I am fiesty

I love stuffed toys.

Cody

Cody close up April 2012

Rescued From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
March 28, 2000

I am athletic.

I love sunglasses.

Cori Lyn

cori-lyn-resized

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 17, 1997

I am loyal.

I love stuffed monkeys.

Delilah

Delilah

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 10, 1996

I am adorable.

I love the island.

Freddy

Freddy 150x150

Rescued From:
Entertainment

Birthday:
June 1, 1992

I am charismatic.

I love boots!

Joey

Joey 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 24, 1997

I am reserved.

I love squeaky toys.

Jude

Jude (5) copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 23, 1999

I am quiet.

I love blankets.

Kallie

Kallie 2010
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 18, 1996

I am relaxed.

I love food.

Kohei

Kohei

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 7, 1987

I am stubborn.

I love enrichment!

Mallory

Mallory 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
August 7, 1987

I am sensitive.

I love roaming the island!

Mickey

Mickey (1)
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 12, 1978

I am friendly.

I love Cody!

Mika

Mika 22115

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 27, 1990

I am reserved.

I love Mallory.

Roger

Roger

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
April 7, 1991

I am strong.

I love making noise.

Ryan

Ryan Aug 2012

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 17, 1987

I am rambunctious.

I love attention.

Sable

Sable

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 16, 1999

I am clever.

I love blankets.

Samantha

Samantha Feb 2013 (4)

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 6, 1992

I am pleasant.

I love protein shakes!

Stephanie

Stephanie

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 11, 1998

I am playful.

I love blankets.

Tea

Tea 2 copy

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 12, 2000

I am independent.

I love Samantha.

Yamili

Yamili 150x150

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 10, 1996

I am mischievous.

I love sports balls.

Ways to support Freddy’s Family

Sponsor a Party

web Mickey

Who doesn’t love a party? The chimps are no exception. Sponsor a party for the chimps!

Donate

Chrissy (4) web

Make a donation in honor of Tapioca’s family.

WishList

Joey blankets 2014 40

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

Shop

A6 Art by Chrissy 9x12Many members of Freddy’s family enjoy painting. Check out chimp art currently available for sale.

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Seve’s Family

Follow us on Facebook for updates this month on Seve’s family.

Island Sign Seve.indd

Meet the Family

Alora

March 26 1998 AloraRescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 26, 1998

I am quiet.

I love peaches.

 Anna

Anna Ana Nov 2011Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 12, 1993

I am sweet.

I love suitcases.

Apollo

Apollo Feb 2013 webRescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 18, 1998

I am friendly.

I love tomatoes.

Chelsea

Chelsea stoic 3:13:15

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 6, 1998

I am  silly.

I love boxes.

Cartier

March 12 1972 Cartier

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 12, 1972

I am protective.

I love baby dolls.

Doc

Doc April 2012

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 27, 1983

I am sweet.

I love protein shakes.

Hunter
Hunter

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 3, 1997

I am vocal.

I love oranges.

Kendra

Kendra

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
May 15, 1990

I am beautiful.

I love stuffed animals.

Kioki

Kioki

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 21, 1998 

I am serious.

I love boots!

Kira

Kira Aug 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 11, 1998

I am sassy.

I love playing chase.

Logan

Logan March 2011

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
February 23, 1995

I am mischievous.

I love the island.

Mandy

March 12 1975 Mandy-2
Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 12, 1975

I am strong-willed.

I love blankets.

Ricky

Ricky Feb 2013 (1)Rescued From:
Pet Trade

Birthday:
May 5, 1982

I am goofy.

I love shirts!

Ridge

RidgeRescued From:
Research

Birthday:
October 21, 1988

I am handsome.

I love raisins!

Scrappy

Scrappy Aug 2011 (2) Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
March 9, 1999

I am peaceful.

I love naps!

Seve

SeveRescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 9, 1993

I am demanding.

I love buckets.

Spanky

Spanky

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
July 1, 1986

I am quirky.

I love greens plus bars.

Val

Val 11:7:14

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
December 19, 1995

I am reserved.

I love the island.

Wade

Wade 7:23:15

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
June 10, 1999

I am shy.

I love boots.

Yvette

Yvette Migration_Mar2011_JMc-0990

Rescued From:
Research

Birthday:
November 21, 1968

I am loyal.

I love blankets!

Ways to support Seve’s Family

Sponsor a Party

Anna eating pumpkin

Who doesn’t love a party? The chimps are no exception. Sponsor a party for the chimps!

Donate

STC_Ricky

Make a donation in honor of Seve’s family.

WishList

Apollo Doc

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

Shop

Notecards for web-fronts copyShop our online gift shop. All proceeds directly benefit the chimps!

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