Donate Hello my name is


Age 25
Birthday 12/19/1995
Rescued From Research

Member of
Seve’s Family

I am a Sagitarius.

My Personality

  • Reserved

My Favorite Things

  • Hammocks
  • Primadome


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My History

I was born at The Coulston Foundation (TCF) a biomedical research laboratory in Alamogordo, NM to my mother Monica and father Gromek.  Like many newborn chimps at the Coulston Foundation, I was taken from my mother and raised in the laboratory nursery.  I was used as a laboratory test subject until 2002.  

On September 16, 2002 my life changed for the better when I was rescued by Save the Chimps when they took over TCF.  I am now a part of Seve’s Family where I enjoy fresh food and a luxurious island to explore along with a chimp family 

I’m definitely not a morning person. When the caregivers approach the building with breakfast, I don’t get out of my hammock. One of my favorite spots to sit is at the top of the primadome where I can oversee everything and everyone. I don’t like to get involved in group politics, I would rather relax in the sun. That is what retirement is all about, after all.  

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