Rescued Chimp Plants Big Wet Kiss on Hidden Camera (VIDEO)

After decades in a laboratory, Foxie is learning to enjoy her new life at Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.


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"Hey, would you happen to have an extra breath mint?" (Photo: Youtube)

Talk about putting a spin on that old Hollywood cliche, “Make love to the camera.”

Foxie, a 36-year-old chimp, recently planted a sloppy kiss on a hidden camera at Chimp Sanctuary Northwest in Washington state, reports Treehugger. The lush primate haven recently installed the camera to monitor the seven newly freed chimps in their care.

Last year, the chimps were rescued from the hell of a biomedical lab. During Foxie’s confinement, she was bred to produce five offspring, who were all taken from her in their infancy.

Within a month of her arrival at the sanctuary, Foxie adopted a doll to care for in the absence of her own children. Foxie’s supporters have since donated hundreds of new “babies” for Foxie, but she remains attached to her first worn, bald troll doll.

Please take a moment to support The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act so that all primates currently imprisoned in labs can live out their lives in sanctuaries. 

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Jocelyn Heaney is an English instructor, animal activist and freelance writer for L.A. Review of Books and Warner Bros. Pictures, among others. Her favorite animals are great white sharks, horses and all cats. She is currently at work on a memoir. Email Jocelyn | @JocelynHeaney