Ellie: Featured Chimpanzee Artist of the Day! #apesthatpaint

Ellie was one of the stars in the original CareerBuilder ads that created a media sensation when they were broadcasted during the 2005 Superbowl.  Like many chimpanzees who work in the entertainment industry, Ellie’s career was at an end when she was still only a juvenile.  Though Ellie spent years in the business of making commercials and films, by the age of seven she was becoming too large and strong for her human trainers to handle her safely.  In fact, the human actor in the first CareerBuilder commercials told a story on a late night TV show of how Ellie went after him during the filming of the commercial.

Ellie was born at a tourist attraction (drive-thru safari park) in Oklahoma.  There Ellie was taken away at birth from her mother, spending her infancy with humans and then eventually sold to a California trainer.  She arrived at the sanctuary in Wauchula a few months after that Superbowl ad aired in March 2005.

Ellie is clever and smart…also is an instigator in her group of young friends (Maggie, Bella, Angel, Stryker, and older twin brothers Jacob and Jonah).  She likes to stir things up just for fun.

She is an expert sand-thrower and a dead-on spitter.  She is very capable of using sticks and other tools to draw attention to herself.  She loves puzzles, games, and searching for hidden treats.  She’s very determined and won’t stop until she has the puzzle solved.

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 Daisy’s artwork!

RSVP bellow:

Apes that Paint postard front

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