Dorothy was a 13 year old chimp that recently passed she lived most of her life in a laboratory but luckily was able to live a very small part of her life in sanctuary.
Dorothy was born on the first day of spring in 1998 at The Coulston Foundation in Alamogordo, NM. Coulston loaned Dorothy to another laboratory when she was very young. After Save the Chimps took over The Coulston Foundation, they were able to secure her return. Dorothy made the journey to Florida on her 13th birthday.
The portrait of Dorothy below will be available for purchase soon. This portrait along with many others, including some done in collaboration with chimps were created to raise money and awareness for chimps in sanitary and laboratories around North America. I will be having a joint art show with the chimps in Florida this May. More on that soon…