Born 1974, possibly in the wild. Celebrated birthday: September 10th
In addition to being used for hepatitis vaccine studies, Annie had several babies during her years in biomedical research, all of them taken from her and put into research themselves. According to the records and research we have done, Annie may have had as many as seven children: Mariah and Virgil who live at Save the Chimps (STC) sanctuary in Florida, Damian who lived at STC until his death in 2011; Tobias who was at Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana until his death in 2014; Petra whose last known location was the New Iberia Research Center but we believe is now deceased; Abby who appears to have died in a biomedical laboratory; and Brooke who we have no records of her whereabouts.
Annie is a curious chimpanzee who allows others in the group to take leadership. At the sanctuary she enjoys eating fresh vegetables, especially green onions, which she will eat by the handful. Her favorite activity seems to be playing with her best friend Missy. Annie also enjoys lying down in the elaborate beds that she and Missy make. They often lie down near each other to nap. Annie has an endearing habit of making “bird noises” with her mouth when she is at rest, usually covering her mouth with her hands.
Become Annie’s Pal today!
Annie’s current 18 Pals: Sharlene Anderson; Deborah Bishop; Georgia Cornell; Susan Feeley; Sylvia Gandolfo; Chris Gossard & Lee Ann Johnson; Nancy Hedlund; Lydia Hodges; Myra Hofstetter in memory of Cheryl Bowman; Judy Hunt; Meg Lunnum; Debbie McDowell; Donna Mensching; Marcie Milam; Sunil and Monica Sanghani; and Karla Taylor.
Including current Pals of The Whole Family (all sixteen chimpanzees!): Monica Best; and Vicki Fagerlee.