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: Before her arrival at Primarily Primates in 1997, chimpanzee Mandy, who lives in section we call the “Outback,” was part of a zoo in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, once described by Parade Magazine as one of the 10 worst zoos in America before it eventually closed. Despite her horrible living conditions and lack of enrichment, Mandy was willing to trust her caregivers at PPI right from the start. She is always interested in grooming them and just about anyone she meets—that’s Mandy’s way of extending an invitation for friendship. Mandy has been nicknamed “doll” for her sweet disposition. Chimps are born with pale skin that progressively gets darker as they age, however Mandy’s face stayed a striking light color when she became an adult. While Mandy enjoys food enrichment, she is particularly fond of people speaking Spanish to her and having the guitar played to her.

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