Abused chimpanzee Iris finds new home, new love


This video from the USA says about itself:

Rescue of Iris the Chimpanzee

27 March 2015

A 32-year-old chimpanzee named Iris was being held all alone in a tiny, barren, and dark cell at a roadside zoo called Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Georgia. Iris often smeared her own feces on the walls of the cell and spent almost all her time huddled under a dirty blanket.

But in March 2015, a generous PETA member helped us free Iris from this hellhole. Following negotiations, Iris was quickly sent on her way to the beautiful Save the Chimps sanctuary in Florida!

Iris is thriving at Save the Chimps and was introduced to her next-door neighbor, Abdul, within days of arriving at the sanctuary. Soon, Iris will be introduced to more chimpanzees and have the opportunity to live on a lush green island with palm trees and a chimpanzee family. Best of all, Iris will never be alone again—all because people cared!

From One Green Planet:

Within minutes, she kissed Abdul and he diligently took to grooming her – in chimp terms this means they’re going steady.

Now that Iris has a faithful companion at her side, her transition into the larger chimp enclosure will certainly be a breeze. We are so pleased to see a happy ending for this lonely chimp. We guess it’s true, you can find love in a hopeless place!

7 thoughts on “Abused chimpanzee Iris finds new home, new love

  1. Pingback: Orangutan shares food with chimpanzees | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Kafka’s ape on stage | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Gigantopithecus, biggest ape ever, why extinct? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Sharks’ social networks, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Bonobos recognize old friends’ voices | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Apes can read minds | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.