Effie was born at a research facility in San Antonio and then sold to the Coulston Foundation in 1998. Despite animal welfare violations, Coulston grew to be the largest holding of chimpanzees for biomedical research in the world. Before it was shut down, chimpanzees were used for toxicology, pre-clinical drug testing, as well as infectious disease research…naturally, Effie was quite shy and wary when she first came to the sanctuary. After a recent surgery, however, Effie was not only given a second chance at life, she is now much more outgoing!

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