Getting To Know Them Better

Like many others at the sanctuary, Maggie worked for several years and appeared in a number of commercials and television shows, including The Tonight Show, until she became too large and dangerous to work around the public.

She arrived at the sanctuary in March 2005 with her younger siblings, Mowgli and Bella, and now spends most of her time in the company of Angel and Jonah and Bo and Joe.

Maggie likes to be assertive with chimps and people including her caregivers. But she does enjoy playing a game with her caregivers where she points at a spot and wants them to run to it. She could play that game all day. And, she also enjoys having her nails filed by the caregiver staff sometimes taking the emery board and filing her own nails. Maggie is very tidy and likes to wash her hands in the hose.

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Interesting Facts

  • Maggie is a hearty eater, devouring everything given to her, and yet is still tall and thin.
  • She eagerly participates in all enrichment activities and is an expert at “fishing” for treats.  Maggie loves to paint, and some of the most colorful paintings by the apes have been Maggie’s.


It costs $22,000 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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