Posted October 2, 2013 by Nina Kahn
J.R. has already spent more time in “jail” than many thieves, arsonists, and murderers—but he is none of those things.
He’s a chimpanzee who has been abused in the entertainment industry. He is believed to have been stolen from his mom when he was just a baby. Since then, he has spent more than a DECADE trapped in solitary confinement inside a cramped cage at awful roadside zoos.
Thanks to a kick-ass supporter, J.R. is now enjoying a tropical island paradise—the awesome Save the Chimps sanctuary in Florida! Now he’s free to play in the grass, relax under the palm trees, chow down on nutritious meals, and make new friends. Yay, J.R.! ❤
Want to help other primates who have had their freedom taken away from them? Go get ‘em!
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I'm 15 years old. I love to juggle, bowl, do stage crew, play the piano, and run. I also love to help people out, and give back to the community as much as I can. I am part of a juggling organization that teaches children with disabilities, cancers, and those who are blind how to juggle. I volunteer at an animal shelter in Princeton. I am currently a sophomore in high school right now. Extracurricular activities that I do are: Winter/Spring Track, Stage Crew, and Cross Country. I have a pet dog, his name is Dash, and he is a long-haired Dachshund.