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, and the CareerBuilders commercials 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 her older brother Ripley arrived here in 2009.

Maggie now spends most of her time in the company of Angel and Jonah as well as Jacob, Ellie, and Bella.  More recently, she has been introduced to the elder chimpanzees Bo and Joe, and they are wild about her.  She’s their favorite female here.

Maggie is assertive with both chimpanzees and her caregivers. She is clear about what she wants to do and where she wants to go.  She has a special game that she likes to play 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

  • 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.


Caring for one of our apes costs over $30,000 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.

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