Born 1976 in captivity
Foxie is very curious and watchful, and is careful and deliberate in her movements. She can take a little while to warm up to new people, but is quite playful once she has decided to trust a person. Of her chimpanzee family, she spends the most time with Burrito and Jody. She and Burrito can often be found quietly grooming each other. Prior to her sanctuary life, Foxie was used in hepatitis vaccine research and as a breeder for the biomedical research industry. Foxie had four babies during her years in biomedical research, including a set of twins. All of her children were taken away from her when they were very young - sometimes just days old. Foxie adopted a doll to care for at the sanctuary within a month of her arrival - a Troll doll with bright pink hair. Foxie now has hundreds of dolls thanks to her supporters!
Read Foxie's Story
Learn more about Foxie's history and see before and after photos on Foxie's Eyes on Apes page.
Foxie's current 35 Pals: Anonymous; Scott and Kathryn Baker; Jordan Bower in memory of Susan T. Olson; Julia Brittain; Kathy Cunningham; Kathy & Rob Davis; Lori Dawkins; Rosalinda Jill DeMarco; Grace Enlow; Hope Ferdowsian; Barbara Fleury; Rebecca Ford; Sara Gerard; Jeani Goodrich; Chris Gossard and Lee Ann Johnson; Katy Hanson; Tracy Headley; Terra-Beth Henderson, Stephanie Hodges; Nancy Hoffman; Donna & Doreen Hughes; Emma Knauf; Jessica Kosie; Bonnie Levetin; Donna Mensching; Sophie Ostlund; Mahlon Paku, Scott Renda, Dawn Reynolds; Nancy Solitare; Monica Stell; Laura and Charlie Stewart; Aimee Voelz; Craig and Kim Young; and Penelope Yungblut.