Born 1990 in a laboratory. Actual birthday: January 29th
When Wildlife Waystation closed in 2019, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest continued our planned expansion to make a home for another group of chimpanzees in need. Rayne arrived with the rest of the “Lucky Six” on June 26, 2021.
Rayne was born at the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP). Her records say that her father was Herbie and her mother was Thelma. That means she is a half siblings to Lucky, Cy, and Honey B, and many other chimpanzees at other sanctuaries who all share a father with her. Thelma, her mother, was also the mother to Tatu, who lives at the Fauna Foundation in Canada.
When LEMSIP closed in 1996, Rayne went to Wildlife Waystation along with over 30 other chimpanzees.
Rayne is thought to be the highest ranking female in her group. She is a self-assured chimpanzee who can be very playful and silly with her new caregivers (check out her slinky-play on Instagram). During meal times, she likes to take her food up high for peaceful and private dining. So far, she spends a lot of time on the platforms that are at the end of the “branches” of the artificial tree structures in the new playrooms.
Become Rayne’s Pal today!