BamBam: Orangutan Artist of the Day! #ApesthatPaint

BamBam was born January 3, 1999

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 television soap opera, Passions, for three seasons on NBC. At the age of six, 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. But 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.  BamBam loves investigating new toys and other enrichment items.  He is very active, brachiating around his habitat and following volunteers and visitors around the property to see what they are up to.

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 go directly to the Center for Great Apes.


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