Brooks: Featured Chimpanzee Artist of the day!


Yet another former Hollywood entertainment baby, Brooks was worked in movies, TV, and commercials in his early years.  When he became too large for his trainers to handle, he was retired at age of six — still a juvenile.

Brooks arrived at the Center for Great Apes having very little experience interacting with other chimpanzees.  Nervous around the sanctuary chimpanzees, he often screamed in fear when he was being introduced to them.  In order to fit in, he had to learn appropriate chimpanzee behaviors and responses.  First, we introduced him to the social group that consisted of Grup, Kenya, Noelle, and Toddy.  He lived with them for a few years until he started to challenge Grup and pick fights with him.

At that point, the Center added Brooks to the foursome of Mickey, Angel, Daisy, Mowgli, and Natsu.  He developed a close friendship with Angel but never connected with Mickey.  Indeed, he spent much of each day avoiding the older male.  Then, after Grub died in 2011, there was a void in Grub’s group, giving Brooks the opportunity to move back in with his original mates at the Center.

Today, Brooks has finally settled in nicely, bonding well with, Kenya, Noelle, and the younger male, Mowgli.

Frames USA is hosting a Charity Art show featuring the artwork of the apes at the Center for Great Apes. Opening night is Friday, July 21, 2017, at 6 pm food and drinks provided by Carolina Ale House: RSVP

Come to the show and check out Brook’s artwork!

To RSVP click bellow:

Apes that Paint postard front


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