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Getting To Know Them Better

Crystal was born at a breeder’s facility and then was sold as an exotic pet. After spending her infant years with a private owner, Crystal was returned to the Missouri breeder to live the past few years until her owner asked the Center for Great Apes to accept her. Crystal arrived here in April 2019.

Crystal builds beautiful and creative nests out of her blankets, hay, and paper each night and loves games of “tickle & chase” through the aerial trailways.

Crystal has met many new chimpanzee friends at the sanctuary and now lives with Murray, Hannah, Kodua, and her best friend, Daisy. Crystal follows Daisy everywhere and loves to spend time grooming Daisy. Crystal is learning how to interact appropriately in her social group and is often very vocal to make her wishes known. She eats all her diet well and is very active. Crystal loves to climb and swing!

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Interesting Facts


Caring for one of our apes costs over $27,000 a year. By symbolically adopting the ape of your choice, you are helping ensure your orangutan or chimpanzee's health, safety, and well-being.

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.

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc. dba Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 65-0444725.

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