Born 1973 in the wild. Celebrated birthday: June 13th (the day the first seven chimpanzees arrived to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest).
Negra began her life in the forests of Africa and was captured there as an infant. The majority of her 30+ years have been spent in biomedical research laboratories. She was used in hepatitis vaccine research and as a “breeder.” She is a strong individual with a unique personality and has been called the queen of the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees. Negra enjoys the sheets and blankets that are provided to her at the sanctuary and she has a nightly ritual of sitting up on a ledge and completely covering herself with a blanket. She stays like this for a few minutes, then peeks her face out so that the blanket is wrapped around her body and head like a hooded poncho.
Become Negra’s Pal today!
Negra’s current 28 Pals: Vicki Alden; Sharlene Anderson; Ross & Karen Barde; Monica Best; Ellen Cohen; Althea & Ahmad Dani; Vicki Fagerlee; Marilyn Glasgow in memory of Brandy; Graham and Bryona Golding; Chris Gossard & Lee Ann Johnson; Alice Hardison; Christine Hines; Humphrey; Linda Kavran; Rebecca Lasell; Dr. Barbara Lopez-Mayhew; Meg Lunnum; Diane Mattis; Syd & Diane Marcus; Alisha McGhuey; Donna Mensching; Sherri Mudri in memory of Bob Mudri; Julie Olson; Dolores Outram; Laura Rogers; Emily Ruch; and Lisa & Rich Stuverud.