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 29 Pals: Scott Ballenger; Vivian Bekiaris; Celine Butland; Alison Chapot; Brandon & Isis Eggleston; Hope Ferdowsian; Sue Gillespie; Tracy Headley; Tace Hedrick; Myra Hofstetter; Martin Hollander; Kim Hostetter; Rebecca Ford; Chris Gossard and Lee Ann Johnson; Erika Kendall; Donna Mensching; Jackie Mulanax & Brad McNeice; Amy Moore; Debra Redwine; Dax Riner and Adriana Martin; Michele Ruxlow; Veronice Satoor; Sarah Simpson; Patti Sims; Nicole & Mary Ann Stephenson; Susan Thomas; Wanda Trotta; Joe Vizzare.
Missy and Annie's current Best Friend Pals: Sharon Morgan