With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re celebrating ALL the love here at the sanctuary. One of the most wonderful things about life at Chimp Haven is watching new friendships, families, bromances, and, yes, even romances, develop between the retirees. We’re excited to share a few of those love stories here with you the next two weeks!
Over the past year, Maurice and Bowen have formed one of our very favorite bromances. Both came to the sanctuary in 2018 from a research facility in New Mexico. Originally, they were housed in bedrooms across from one another, but when their groups would shift to go outdoors, care staff noticed that Maurice cried every time Bowen went outside.
Everyone thought it would be a good idea to try to merge their two groups together, and since then, they’ve been nearly inseparable. Both are now part of the larger group (Spock’s group of 18) and they hang out together all the time – a couple of best buddies enjoying the good life together. That’s what retirement is all about, right?
Stay tuned for more chimp love stories in the coming days!
(Story shared by Colony Director, Michelle)