Born 1991 in a laboratory. Actual birthday: November 6th
When Wildlife Waystation closed in 2019, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest continued our planned expansion to make a home for another group of chimpanzees in need. Lucky arrived with the rest of the “Lucky Six” on June 26, 2021.
Lucky was born at the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP). Her records say that her mother was Sally and her father was Herbie, making her full siblings to Cy and half siblings with Honey B and Rayne as well as many chimpanzees at other sanctuaries.
When LEMSIP closed in 1996, Lucky went to Wildlife Waystation along with over 30 other chimpanzees.
So far, Lucky seems to prefer to observe the humans and the sanctuary at a bit of a distance, but she presents her ample belly for rubs from her caregivers when she is playful or excited. She has a good friend in Dora and spends time with her brother too, who she definitely looks like!
Become Lucky’s Pal today!
Lucky’s 1 Pal: Vicki Fagerlee.