To continue our ongoing look at the changes in the chimpanzees since they first arrived at the sanctuary, here is Annie. Besides the really obvious differences such as hair growing in where there were bare patches and increased muscle tone, on thing we’ve noticed looking back at photos is that their faces have a new firmness. Faces of adult chimpanzee are pretty wrinkled and show a lot of character, but when they first arrived from the laboratory, the faces of the Cle Elum Seven had a very loose and drooping appearance, where now their faces still have wrinkles and are full of character but appear much more firm, healthy, and even younger.
Annie – day one of sanctuary life (June 13, 2008) after living in laboratories for decades:
Annie six weeks ago at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest:
Annie two days ago with Halloween treat bag: