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 16 Pals: Sharlene Anderson; Monica Best; Stacey Bradley; Ellen Cohen; Althea & Ahmad Dani; Graham and Bryona Golding; Chris Gossard & Lee Ann Johnson; Alice Hardison; Christine Hines; Humphrey; Rebecca Lasell; Meg Lunnum; Syd & Diane Marcus; Donna Mensching; Sherri Mudri in memory of Bob Mudri; and Craig + Kim Young.