mei

Getting To Know Them Better

In December of 2017, the Center was contacted about a critically ill 32-year-old female orangutan named Mei. Mei lived at Monkey Jungle, a Florida tourist attraction, and was in urgent need of surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen. She was transported to the sanctuary for the surgery, but the tumor had grown to such a large size that it filled most of her abdomen seriously compromising her internal organs, and sadly, Mei did not survive.

Mei was only at the sanctuary a short time but made a tremendous impact on all of us. She had a strong spirit and gentle nature and was very trusting of her caregivers here. Mei loved having lots of blankets and was an expert nest-builder making soft and comfortable beds every day. Even though Mei was with us for only four weeks, we fell in love with her and mourned her loss as much as if she had lived here for years.

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Birthday

1986 - 01/17/2018

Interesting Facts

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.

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.

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

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