Foxie is very curious and watchful, and is careful and deliberate in her movements.
She can take a little while to warm up to new people, but is quite playful once she has decided to trust a person.
Of her chimpanzee family, she spends the most time with Burrito and Jody. She and Burrito can often be found quietly grooming each other.
Prior to her sanctuary life, Foxie was used in hepatitis vaccine research and as a breeder for the biomedical research industry.
Foxie had four babies during her years in biomedical research, including a set of twins. All of her children were taken away from her when they were very young - sometimes just days old.
Foxie adopted a doll to care for at the sanctuary within a month of her arrival - a Troll doll with bright pink hair.
Foxie now has hundreds of dolls thanks to her supporters!
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) is located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, 90 miles east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only a handful of sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees. CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries. On June 13, 2008, seven chimpanzees arrived from a private biomedical facility in Pennsylvania. Some of the chimpanzees were kept as pets and used in entertainment when they were young. Some of them were captured in Africa as infants. All of them were used by the biomedical research industry to test hepatitis vaccines. Most of the females were also used as breeders during their years in labs and their babies were taken from them shortly after birth. Now the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees enjoy a rich social life in an exciting indoor and outdoor environment where they have choices to make every day. Each day brings new adventures, and we chronicle their transformations and experiences on our blog.