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October 24, 2009 by J.B.
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Margaret and Karen says
October 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Dear Burrito. AND I just started a painting of him this afternoon. Perfect timing JB.
Candy (Tyler, TX) says
October 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Fantastic pictures of Burrito, he’s looking great.
October 24, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Burrito looks a lot like his mother, Karen, but I see some of his father, Mack, in him.
October 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Candy, where can we see photos of Karen and Mack, Burrito’s parents?
Laura Bee says
October 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm
I love his smile and gray whiskers/beard.
October 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm
Hey, Margaret & Karen–
Go to the Chimp Sanctuary Supporters and check out my September 8 post. The small picture is Mack and the large picture is Karen. Mack is still alive at Save the Chimps and Karen is deceased.
October 25, 2009 at 6:33 am
Thank you, J.B.! What a treat to see some pictures of our boy! He is such a handsome chimp. I just adore him!
Bob & Nancy says
October 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Burrito has quite a beard of white hair. Is this age related? Do Females grow wiskers too?
Jeani Goodrich says
October 26, 2009 at 6:36 am
Burrito has such a sweet face! I love looking at pictures of him. Thanks for the info on his parents, Candy. I’m glad his dad is in sanctuary. Thanks JB.
October 29, 2009 at 5:50 am
Bob & Nancy,
Both males and females can have white/gray hair around the mouth and chin, but there is a lot of individual variation. It is most often not a sign of old age. However, as chimpanzees age, there is a tendency to develop gray hair on the body in general (you can often see this on the lower back). Chimps can also start to go bald, particularly on the top of the head above the brow ridge. Look at photos of Negra for an example 🙂
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