Rescued Chimp Who Loves Troll Dolls Gets The Best Birthday Surprise
Hint: Rainbow hair.
A rescued chimpanzee named Foxie just turned 41 years old — but she's still young at heart.
Foxie was born back in August 1976. She spent much of her life as a chimp in a laboratory that was developing vaccines for hepatitis. She was bred, but she never got to raise her babies.
Perhaps that's why Foxie, who was retired to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest back in 2008, has a deep love for dolls, especially little troll dolls. She even carries some of her dolls around on her back, the way she would a baby chimp, if she had one.
So when Foxie's 41st birthday came around this month, her rescuers knew just what to give her. Not only would they give her something sweet — Foxie has a big sweet tooth and prefers smoothies for every meal — they would also give her the party of a lifetime for her and her friends.
Before anything else, Foxie was given dozens of troll dolls to choose from.
Then she was given special watermelon salad bowls, complete, also, with more troll dolls.
"Birthday packages arrived this morning, an exciting brunch forage is being prepped, and all the trolls and Dora dolls are lining up for the celebration!" the sanctuary wrote. "Foxie is such a special soul bringing joy, comfort, love and shenanigans to the lives of us all."
She carried her watermelon bowl all over the grounds, even after she was finished with it.
All in all, it was a beautiful 41st birthday for the rescued lab chimp. Not only did it include her beloved troll dolls, but also a game of chase with Annie and Missy, two of the chimp friends Foxie met at the sanctuary, a lot of laughing, and "hanging upside down from the greenhouse ceiling while kicking her feet every which way possible," according to the sanctuary. "I think it’s more like 41 going on 14."