I was born Nov. 3, 1986, to my mother Rosemary at The Coulston Foundation (TCF). My father is listed as Mack, but there is a possibility that my father is actually Spock, because my mom was living with both males within a month of each other. I was taken from my mother approximately 36 hours after I was born. I was taken to the nursery, and had frequent health problems for the first few years of my life. In July 1989, I was moved out of the nursery and into a cage with some other young chimps. I was used in three different biomedical research studies, one of which lasted a year and involved weekly infusions with an experimental monoclonal antibody.
In 2002, I was rescued by Save the Chimps when TCF went bankrupt. I am an extremely intelligent and dominant chimp. I enjoy interacting with humans and observe my caregivers closely; I take great pleasure in cleaning my own cage, a skill I picked up by watching daily activities. I will use a hose, bucket, sponge, and squeegee. I also love bottles of juice, and will return empty bottles (and the cap) for refills. My best friends are Angie and Cookie, with whom I have lived for many years. Although confident and outgoing, I’m reluctant to be locked outdoors. In addition to cleaning I love to paint and am very expressive and creative.
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