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Original art by Dylan on a 10×10″ canvas

*Art is an enrichment activity offered to our residents. They are never forced or trained to paint.


About the Artist

I was born February 5, 2007 at a facility in Texas. My mother was inexperienced and sadly showed no interest in caring for me. My half-brother Marlon was born January 1, 2007 at the same facility and not long after his birth his mother became very ill. Despite attempts to save her, she passed away.

Save the Chimps was contacted and asked if they could provide emergency assistance. One of Save the Chimps’ staff members had extensive experience caring for infant chimpanzees, and she provided 24 hour care.  After a year, we were ready to join a chimpanzee family. We were introduced to our adopted mother, Roxy, adopted big sister Janice, and adopted father Abdul. In 2010, Marlon and I along with the rest of our family moved to Florida, where we were introduced to other chimpanzees. We love running, jumping, climbing and swinging all over our island!