Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human

A chimpanzee was taken from her mother and adopted by a human couple in 1964. They raised Lucy like a human child as an experiment. As you can probably guess, she became a problem for them as she approached adulthood, but Lucy was not equipped to live with other chimps, either. So they sent her back to Africa, to a wildlife refuge in The Gambia. Lucy was accompanied by grad student Janis Carter, who they paid to transition Lucy to live in the wild -for three weeks. Carter ended up staying for years. This film by  Elisa Chee tells the story in beautiful animation. Read more of the story at the Atlantic.  -via Laughing Squid

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