Born 1989 in a laboratory. Actual birthday: June 11th
Honey B arrived with Mave and Willy B on August 18, 2019 after Wildlife Waystation in California announced it was closing and searching for homes for all of their residents.
Honey B was born at the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP) to her mother, Missy, who has lived at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest since 2008. Honey B was taken from Missy within hours after being born.
When LEMSIP closed in 1996, Honey B went to Wildlife Waystation along with over 30 other chimpanzees.
Due to unsuccessful integration attempts between the groups, Honey B and her mother Missy will likely not live together at the sanctuary, but they can and do visit one another through the windows. They don’t appear to know they are related, but it’s so interesting to see them interact and to get to know Honey B better.
We’re still getting to know Honey B’s personality. Many of the caregivers at Wildlife Waystation were very fond of her, and she’s quite interested in what the humans are doing around the sanctuary. She is very smart and full of curiosity.
Currently she likes to fasten or put things around her waist like headbands (something she has in common with Annie!) or fanny packs or even blankets. She scoots herself around on toys with wheels, likes to roll around and make nests with large amounts of paper, and is great at using tools. She likes to groom her caregivers and especially loves finding scabs. Though she was somewhat aloof when she first arrived, she is confident and sassy now..
Become Honey B’s Pal today!
Honey B’s current 13 Pals: Monica Best; Nancy Duryea in memory of Jennifer Justus; Anita Ellison; Vicky Fagerlee; Alexsandra McGuire in memory of her mother, Zenovia Hansel; Steven King; Meg Lunnum; Jennifer Mackanos; Marcie Milam; Rachel Ruggeri in honor of AJ; Thomas and Ranu; Lisa and Rich Stuverud