Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in laboratories face a number of challenges as they adapt to life outdoors. Things that we take for granted – the rustle of leaves in the wind, sudden spring rainstorms – may be unfamiliar or even frightening to them.
But there’s one fear that seems particular to Foxie. While the other chimps walk freely throughout Young’s Hill, blissfully unaware of the danger that lurks beneath them, Foxie remains ever vigilant. She knows that each step has the potential to provoke one of the world’s most violent and menacing creatures…
These winged death beasts lie silent in wait, camouflaged like assassins in the tall grass until, with a leap of over 20 body lengths, they attack their unsuspecting victims. But Foxie is always prepared – she bravely dispatches each of them with one fell swoop before they can sow any further terror.
She knows they will be back. And she will be ready.