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Max has grown into an extremely happy and smiley chimp who loves to play and laugh. Now approximately 6-8 months old, Max is becoming an avid climber, still wobbly and unsure but ambitious nonetheless. Max still needs a bottle every 4-5 hours throughout the day and night but is now enjoying a lot of soft fruits and veggies with his new teeth coming in!
Max's favorite food is still his Cerelac!
Gloria arrived very thin and scared and needed a lot of one on one attention in a safe and loving environment. Arriving shortly after younger orphan Gola, Gloria had an instant friend with whom to spend her quarantine, offering them both a chance to get 24/7 surrogate mothering AND be with other chimps. Now estimated at approximately 1-1.5 years old, Gloria is an integral part of the nursery group. While she gets along with everyone and loves to play, she is also very independent, spending a lot of her time off exploring. She is introspective and seems to absorb all things around her in wonder. Gloria's gorgeous face, lovely disposition and sweet little gallop endears her to all she meets.
Gloria's favorite food is Mango!
Rudy rapidly gained strength and an ability to move about and communicate. He is a healthy eater and loves his cereal and is always excited about the variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds offered each day. Rudolph is very sweet and unbearably cute and has bonded strongly with the other chimps and his caregivers. He now spends most of his time, along with Lucy, in the older nursery group and can hold his own against his much larger sisters! He is now the BMOC! Rudy is a strong and happy individual.
Rudy's favorite food is pineapple!
Lucy’s wonderful personality make her a favorite at LCR! She is very funny and has a fantastic sense of humour, intentionally playing jokes to make everyone laugh. Although Lucy started out very shy and extremely particular about who she trusted, she has thrived in the safe and secure love and care of her surrogate Moms. She has a beautiful smile that often becomes a cheeky grin - especially when she is planning shenanigans! Lucy is always investigating new games and loves to explore her environment. She is tough and active but also sensitive and loving. Lucy has a lovely face and a sweet expression with big brown eyes and a loveable disposition!
Lucy's favorite foods are Figs and Tangerines!
Jack loves to play and is very demanding of his caregivers, after having such a lack of love and nurturing prior to coming to LCR. His best friends Gola, Rudy, Lucy and Gloria are understanding of his sometimes aggressive behaviors but he is learning that they won't play when he isn't 'polite' and he has evolved immensely. Jack is an incredible climber and swinger and adores roughhousing with his caregivers. He also loves to be cuddled.
Estimated at approximately 1-1.5 years, Jack is much smaller than a healthy chimp at this age but will catch up quickly with proper care and nutrition. Jack goes to chimp school every day with the other orphans and is close to being integrated with the older nursery group. However, he still sleeps with his caregiver and chimp friends at night as chimps don't sleep separate from Mom until about four years of age.
Jack's gleeful expression and constant activity keep everyone busy and smiling!
Jack's favorite food is Peanuts!
Gola arrived at a mere two months of age! With no teeth and weighing only a few pounds, she was a teeny tiny little girl. Gola was literally taken from one hand of her mother's killer while he held the cut up body parts of her mother in his other. Sadly, with only one ranger on duty, he rushed to grab Gola and the hunter ran off with Gola's mother to be sold on the black market.
Gola needed intense one on one attention and stayed with LCR's Directors for quite awhile before she was even close to transitioning to a second surrogate Mom. It was a very stressful time for everyone, unsure of how she would do at such a young age. However, it soon became obvious that Gola is a survivor and that she wanted to not only survive but THRIVE!
Gola is adorable, loving, active, funny, and silly. She has grown into a strong and stocky little toddler and is loved by all the chimps and caregivers. At chimp school, Gola spends almost all day playing, climbing and frolicking with her chimpmates. And she can easily hold her own with the older orphans as well!
Happily, Gola made it through great trauma and an uncertain future and now has a safe, secure and loving environment in which to continue growing. Gola's beautiful face and intense eyes make her riveting to look at and her great personality is lovely to watch.
Gola's favorite food is Mango!
However, while Guey started as shy and fearful, she has transformed into a strong, opinionated, and dominant chimp. She rules the small group of orphans and never stops moving or wanting attention. Guey eats an amazing amount of food and has steadily gained weight, making her a very stocky and heavy “little” girl! She is extremely agile and loves climbing all over the enclosure and swinging on bars and ropes. Guey absolutely loves any game – with the other chimps, with caregivers or even with a toy or enrichment item she is given. Guey is known also for her very expressive face!
Guey's favorite food is Peanuts!
Sweet Pea lives up to her name – she is a very sweet and loving little girl with a lovely face and quiet manner. Although a bit shy, Sweet Pea adores playing and laughing with her caregivers.
Sweet Pea and Guey were confiscated at about the same time and spent some time at a temporary rescue centre before coming to LCR. When first meeting her, LCR’s managers noted that she did not know how to be held, picked up, or even how to play. She and Guey rarely interacted and she spent a lot of time doing stereotypical rocking in the corner.
Today it is hard to recognize that shy little girl she once was. Unlike her group mate Guey, who never stops moving, Sweet Pea is happy to simply sit on a lap, climb up on the platforms and enjoy the view, or relax while slowly enjoying her food. When Sweet Pea first arrived, she was shy to the point of avoiding everyone who came into her enclosure. However, after a short time under 24/7 care, she bloomed into a beautiful and cheerful chimpanzee. Sweet Pea’s dark face gives her a very unique and gorgeous look!
Sweet Pea's favorite food is fresh ripe Papaya!