What This Chimp Was Made To Sacrifice Will Sadden You

Foxie gavegave four times but all four of her babies, including a set of twins, were taken away from her just after being born and wasn’t allowed to raised them.

Foxie was born in August of 1976 into a lonely life. Her cause was to laboratory research on hepatitis vaccines, Foxie was made to produce more chimpanzees for research. But sadly she never got to raise them.

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Foxie retired to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in 2008, and they warned  caregiver at the lab that Foxie was not to be trusted, that she would be rough if people got too close.

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When she arrived at the sanctuary she was distant in the beginning around humans and cautious about her surroundings. “She would not play with or even touch any of the toys and other items we gave the chimps,” stated Diana Goodrich, of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Foxie adopted a troll doll for her own. Her first troll doll was one with bright pink hair in 2008. Since then, she’s adopted many more. Foxie and her troll dolls have been inseparable.

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“Sometimes she carries the dolls on her back like a chimpanzee mom would do with an infant,” Goodrich said. “So we’ll just see a hint of troll hair on Foxie’s back when she’s walking around.”

One commenter wrote on Facebook,”After all the years of deprivation, she has something that is hers, it’s beautiful and tragic”.

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“Does she have enough trolls or is it possible to send her one?” wrote another. “I collect them so I have many.”

The answer? “She has hundreds 🙂 but she’s always excited to get a new one!”

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