Born 1975 in captivity. Celebrated birthday: August 23rd
In addition to being used as a breeder, Missy was also used for hepatitis vaccine testing. According to our records, Missy had two babies during her years as a biomedical research subject, both of whom were taken from her. When the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP) closed, her children were taken in by Wildlife Waystation in California. Though they don’t live in the same group, Missy’s daughter Honey B now also lives at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Her son Josh is in a group of seven chimpanzees at Wildlife Waystation who will soon be going to the Center for Great Apes sanctuary in Florida.
Missy has such a playful spirit, it is easy to imagine her playing with her young children. At the sanctuary, she is making up for lost time and spends hours each day running around the outdoor habitat and keeping tabs on all of her chimpanzee friends. She and Annie are best friends and are often seen playing and relaxing together at the sanctuary.
Become Missy’s Pal today!
Missy’s current 14 Pals: Sharlene Anderson; Sylvia Gandolfo; Lisa & Crystal Grillo; Chris Gossard & Lee Ann Johnson; Myra Hofstetter in memory of Cheryl Bowman; Linda Kavran; Meg Lunnum; Nancy McHenry; Donna Mensching; Marcie Milam; Debra Redwine; and Patti Sims.
Including current Pals of The Whole Family (all sixteen chimpanzees!): Monica Best; and Vicki Fagerlee.