Chimp Sanctuary


Born 1975 in captivity

Missy had four babies during her years as a biomedical research subject. She was also used for hepatitis vaccine research. Missy has such a playful spirit, it is easy to imagine her playing with her young children. Unfortunately, she never had the chance to do this as they were all taken from her when they were merely infants. At the sanctuary, she is making up for lost time and spends hours each day playing with enrichment objects, humans and other chimpanzees. Missy likes to play games of tug-of-war with her human caregivers and chase with her chimpanzee companions. She and Annie are best friends and are often seen playing and relaxing together at the sanctuary.


Learn more about Missy's history and see before and after photos on Missy's Eyes on Apes page.


Missy's current 34 Pals: Anonymous; Scott Ballenger; Ross and Karen Barde; Mary Beddeson; Vivian Bekiaris; Monica Best; Celine Butland; Douglas Cohn; Alison Chapot; Sharon Drillio; Hope Ferdowsian; Sue Gillespie; Lisa & Crystal Grillo; Katy Hanson; Tace Hedrick; Kim Hostetter; Chris Gossard and Lee Ann Johnson; Erika Kendall; Julie Lawell; Donna Mensching; Jackie Mulanax & Brad McNeice; Amy Moore; Debra Redwine; Dax Riner; Julia Robertson; Michele Ruxlow; Thomas and Ranu; Veronice Satoor; Nika Sheeran; Sarah Simpson; Patti Sims; Nicole & Mary Ann Stephenson; Lisa and Rich Stuverud in memory of Joe Vizzare; and Wanda Trotta.