- Mari was born October 24, 1981 at the Yerkes primate research facility in Atlanta.
- At age five, she was sent to the Language Research Center at Georgia State University where she participated for 15 years in a language and cognition study.
- Mari has no arms, having lost them in an accident as an infant.
ADOPT AN APE
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.
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.