ANGEL: FEATURED CHIMPANZEE OF THE DAY! #ApesthatPaint

 

Angel was born May 5th, 1997

Though originally owned by a private family, Angel was sent to a California trainer while still an infant. He trained her to perform in advertisements, television shows, and personal appearances. When Angel was nine, the trainer was sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In the settlement, he agreed to turn her over to the Center for Great Apes, where her mother, Daisy, had been sent a few years earlier by another Hollywood trainer.

When Angel arrived at the Center, she was over 200 pounds—very heavy for a nine-year-old chimpanzee! Now, thanks to her healthy diet and exercise, she has trimmed down to a normal size. After being reunited with her birth mother, Daisy, Angel was introduced to other chimpanzees at the sanctuary, all of whom she plays with happily. At times she has lived with Daisy, Mowgli, Natsu, Brooks, Roger, Mickey, Chipper, and Grub. Today, Angel lives in a group with Jonah, Jacob, Maggie, Bella and Ellie, and, occasionally, Stryker.

Angel prefers to sleep outside at night, so she usually makes nests with her blankets in the aerial trails. On the nights that it storms or is very cold, she gathers up her bedding and carries it into her night house bedroom.

Her occasional penchant for playing with “girly” things—including hats, scarves, bandanas, bracelets, and barrettes—seems to be a remnant of her days in the Hollywood entertainment business.

Frames USA is hosting a Charity art show featuring the artwork of the apes at the Center for Great Apes.  Due to the success of the opening night, and many requests, we are extending the time that we will be exhibiting the artwork for one more month.  Visit our gallery located at 6822 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155.  We have also made the artwork available online.  Call us for more information:  305-666-3355.  Visit our online store.

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Come to the show and check out the artwork!  Proceeds of the sale of the art pieces go directly to the Center for Great Apes.

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