Born 1990 in a laboratory. Actual birthday: March 12th
When Wildlife Waystation closed in 2019, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest continued our planned expansion to make a home for another group of chimpanzees in need. Cy arrived with the rest of the “Lucky Six” on June 26, 2021. The Lucky Six were integrated with Honey B, Willy B, and Mave in April of 2022 and now live in a group of nine.
Cy was born at the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP). His records say that his father was Herbie and his mother was Sally. That means he is a full sibling to Lucky and a half sibling to Rayne and Honey B as well as numerous chimpanzees at other sanctuaries, including Binky at the Fauna Foundation in Canada.
When LEMSIP closed in 1996, Cy went to Wildlife Waystation along with over 30 other chimpanzees.
Cy is thought to be the alpha of his current group of nine. He has a very impressive display that can shake the building, especially when his back-up Terry joins in, but most of the time Cy is an easygoing guy who loves magazines and playing with his human caregivers. Cy especially loves magazines that feature lots of humans- and prefers they don’t have photos of rhinos, elephants, pink pigs, flannel, and brightly colored furniture!