Born 1983 in a laboratory. Actual birthday: January 6th
Burrito is one of only two males of the ten chimpanzees who live at CSNW. Burrito was kept in a human home during his toddler years, was leased to an “animal act” for two years, then returned to a laboratory where he was used in hepatitis vaccine research. Like most male chimpanzees, Burrito has quite an impressive “display” — he stands up bipedally and makes himself look large, then finds something to bang on as he runs around. The female chimpanzees get out of his way when he is displaying, and seem to be taking him more seriously now that his displays are amplified in the larger space of the sanctuary. Burrito cannot get enough of all of the food at the sanctuary — he is excited about everything that is offered to him.
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Burrito’s current 34 Pals: Sharlene Anderson; Janet Annal; Monica Best; Kathy Breipohl in memory of Rosie Sprague; Janet Carroll; Ellen Cohen; James Davies; William Echols; Dixie Elmore; Vicki Fagerlee; Kimberly Fleming; Lois Gordon; Megan & Philip Hilgersom; Ramona Isbell; Chris Gossard & Lee Ann Johnson; Beth Jokinen; Stephanie Lambert; Meg Lunnum; Kristin and Max Mayer; Donna Mensching; Carrie Miller; Brenna Monaghan; Julie Olson; Judith Peterson; Sydney Self; Martine Simmons in honor of Mr. Timmy; Charles Sinacole in memory of Rocco; Rich & Lisa Stuverud in memory of Linda Vizzare; Sarah Sweeney; Jesse Vanous; Jennifer Wallace; Wendy Warner; Shelley Winfrey; Brett Young.