I born January 1, 2007, and my half-brother Dylan was born February 5, 2007 at a facility in Texas. Not long after Marlon’s birth, his mother became very ill, and despite attempts to save her, she passed away. My mother, on the other hand, was inexperienced and sadly showed no interest in caring for me.
Save the Chimps was contacted and asked if they could provide emergency assistance. One of Save the Chimps’ staff members had extensive experience caring for infant chimpanzees, and she took on the task of providing 24 hour care. After a year, we were ready to join a chimpanzee family. We were introduced to our adopted mother, Roxy, adopted big sister Janice, and adopted father Abdul. In 2010, Dylan and I, along with the rest of our family moved to Florida, where we were introduced to other chimpanzees. We are energetic and playful and enjoy running, jumping, climbing and swinging all over the island!