Six New Chimpanzees Make Their Public Debut!

newchimpOn October 30, 2013 6 chimpanzees found a new home at the Houston Zoo thanks to the combined efforts of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE, the Houston Zoo, and Curtis and Bea Shepperson, the chimps’ owners.

The Sheppersons had been under pressure from officials in the Mechanicsville, Virginia area to relocate the chimpanzees because of a recent escape and the lack of proper licenses.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. the chimps – Toby, Kenya, Tanzee, Kira, Chaos and Sierra – completed their standard 30 day quarantine period and enjoyed their first day outside in the African Forest’s Onstead Foundation Chimpanzee Habitat. Tuesday was also Sierra’s 14th birthday.

The Onstead Foundation Chimpanzee Habitat is the newest such facility in the nation and widely regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent facilities.




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