Chimpanzees have been used in research laboratories for decades. Many, are put through painful, excruciating tests in the name of science. Additionally, these lab chimps live in isolation, spending their entire lives not knowing what it’s like to be outside in the wild. One chimp named Jeannie lived approximately the first 40 years of her life in a lab. The great ape was described as moody and overweight. When she was rescued by the Save the Chimps organization in 2002, Jeannie’s life changed. She became the surrogate mother to the alpha male in the group and the matriarch to her new family. So when Terry who lived in total confinement for 18 years arrived at the sanctuary in Florida, he was not alone. Jeannie held his hand, giving the chimp the reassurance he was now safe. Terry had not seen or touched another chimp for almost two decades.
Mondays are better with a friend.Terry recently met Jeannie and they didn’t want to let go of each other’s hand. How sweet is this? #STCMovieMonday #MovieMonday #TerryTheChimp #JeannieTheChimpTerry was rescued from a small zoo and Jeannie spent over three decades in a biomedical research lab. Get to know Terry by visiting: http://www.savethechimps.org/meet-the-chimps/#/Terry Posted by Save the Chimps, Inc. on Monday, March 7, 2016