Abe Vigoda?

No, it’s the bald chimp, Cinder.

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According to the Saint Louis Zoo website:

When she was about five months old, we noticed that Cinder was losing some hair. She continued to lose her hair and in a definite pattern, first from her lower body and gradually extending up until after close to a year, Cinder was completely bald. 

Cinder has never been treated differently by her parents or foster siblings.  Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and hair is not essential quality in the eyes of our chimpanzees.  Indeed, Cinder was doted on by both parents to the point that we viewed her as spoiled.  Mollie attended to her every need and refused to go anywhere without Cinder. The two slept in the same nest for years, longer than most chimpanzee mothers and daughters.  Smoke was a playful father, ready to tickle and gently wrestle with his daughter whenever she was in the mood.

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One response to “Abe Vigoda?

  1. teddy

    i love the pics of that chimpanzee! what a trip

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