BamBam: Orangutan Artist of the Day!


BamBam was born at a commercial breeder’s facility in Florida, then sold to a California trainer so he could be worked in several entertainment venues.  His longest role was playing “Nurse Precious” to an elderly woman on the TV soap opera, Passions, for three seasons on NBC.  At the age of 6 BamBam was becoming too strong to be worked safely and was ready for retirement.  He arrived at the sanctuary with two other young orangutans, Jam and Pebbles.

BamBam loved playing with Jam and Pebbles, and later became good friends with Louie.  They would wrestle, play chase, and swing around their habitats causing occasional havoc.  As it happens, when young male orangutans reach sexual maturity and start to develop their cheek pads or flanges, they start to avoid other males and become quite territorial.  BamBam now spends time with his female companion, Tango.  They are very close and can often be spotted sharing kisses.

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 BamBam’s artwork!

To RSVP click bellow:

Apes that Paint postard front



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