Getting To Know Them Better

Candy came to the Center for Great Apes along with her older friend Tammy and her younger brother Connor in July 2021 from a breeder in Missouri after the facility closed. Candy’s daughter, Chloe, along with Mikayla and Kerry also moved to the Center at the same time.

Candy was born at the Missouri facility and already had other relatives here at our Florida sanctuary who were also born in Missouri but who had arrived here years earlier including her sisters Crystal and Natsu.

She loves all types of food, especially greens, and loves to forage for them. In fact, she will eat all her greens and veggies before she eats her fruit (which is the opposite of most of our great ape residents).  Her favorite enrichment is a rubber Kong toy filled with oatmeal, and she likes any kind of drink.

Candy is the shyest and most reserved of the group but very close to Tammy.  She likes to nap next to or groom with Tammy.

When Candy is given her dry primate biscuits from her daily diet and a cup, she will soak her biscuits in water from her lixit (water fountain) or in juice, if she has it. This is sometimes something that the caregivers will do for the apes, but Candy does it herself!

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Interesting Facts


It costs over $25,000 a year to care for one of our apes. By symbolically adopting the ape of your choice for a one-time donation of $300 OR just $25 a month for one year, you are helping ensure the health, safety, and well-being of your orangutan or chimpanzee.

Can't Adopt?

In addition to cash donations, the Center for Great Apes is always in need of food, enrichment items, and supplies. We welcome gifts of all kinds.


Want to know what we need? We have a list of things we would like to have.

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