"Cute, cuddly young September grew up and like all chimps, she simply was too strong to handle safely," Save the Chimps, a sanctuary for chimpanzees in Florida, wrote. "She went suddenly from being a pampered pet to being banished in a barren cage in her backyard."
But September, along with Pepsi and April, had a change of luck when the sanctuary came for them to give them better lives. This was back in 2002, and after years of being caged as pets, the three chimps had a lot of healing to do.
"April, Pepsi and September found it very challenging to live with other chimps – even each other," the sanctuary said.