Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees

Elders in Federally Funded U.S. Facilities

On average, the life expectancy for chimpanzees in captivity is 30 yrs/males and 45 yrs/females. Chimpanzees are considered elderly beginning at 25 yrs/males and 30 yrs/females (data from 2011 census information).**

  • Wenka, age 58 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Cheeta, age 55 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Lulu, age 55 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Maxine, age 55 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Flo, age 55 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Name Unknown, age 54 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • James, age 52 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Julius, age 52 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Sandy, age 52 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Martha, age 52 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Mary, age 52 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Name Unknown, age 52 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Kirby, age 51 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Winny, age 50 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Henry, age 50 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Gigi, age 50 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Pierre, age 50 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Happy P., age 50 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Beleka, age 50 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Iyk, age 50 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Polly, age 49 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Rhoda, age 49 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Ursula, age 48 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kate, age 48 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Borie, age 48 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Mai, age 48 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Kathy, age 48 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Name Unknown, age 48 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Willis, age 47 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Mae, age 47 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Mary, age 47 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Cedric, age 47 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Eric, age 46 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Phyllis, age 46 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Bashful, age 46 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Helga, age 46 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Martha, age 46 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Owen, age 46 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Name Unknown, age 46 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Duncan, age 45 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Foxy, age 45 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Tai, age 45 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Margaret, age 45 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Simba, age 45 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Bernie, age 45 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Pepper, age 45 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Sammy, age 45 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Cora, age 45 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Julie, age 45 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Name Unknown, age 45 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Peony, age 44 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Andy, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Bacchus, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Debbie, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Jessica, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Linda, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Paco, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Queenie, age 44 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Gertrude, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Judy, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kelley, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Prissy, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Sabrina, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Simon, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Tang, age 44 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Tommy, age 44 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Bo, age 43 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Heppie, age 43 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Jeanie, age 43 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Lil' One, age 43 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Rogger, age 43 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Chrissy, age 43 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Gimp, age 43 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Patti, age 43 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Tanya, age 43 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Leslie, age 42 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Claudia, age 42 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Marilyn, age 42 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Sharon, age 42 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Moose, age 42 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • J.D., age 42 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Kamaka, age 42 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Nickel, age 42 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Rudolph, age 42 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Boisfeuillet, age 41 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Gremlin, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Jane, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Quincy, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Simba, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Tody, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Zippy, age 41 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Crystal, age 41 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Funface, age 41 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Pearl, age 41 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Barbara, age 40 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Cordova, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Henryet, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Joey, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kobi, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Maynard, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Sandy, age 40 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Hazel, age 40 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Nazrat, age 40 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Sherril, age 40 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Warren, age 40 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Ericka, age 39 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Marietta, age 39 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Evonne, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Karla, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Kirsten, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Luvie, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Montessa, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Richard, age 39 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Vivienne, age 38 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Betty, age 38 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Bruce, age 38 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Rosie, age 38 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Al, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Dash, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Deeva, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Emilio, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Jackie, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Mr. Bill, age 38 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Adonis, age 37 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Angie, age 37 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Bert, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Bunnie, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Kareem, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Nike, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Peter, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Stan, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Veenstra, age 37 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Name Unknown, age 37 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 37 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Artifee, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Barbi, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Cissie, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Jacqueline, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Lena, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Mortimer, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Ossabaw, age 36 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Judd, age 36 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Happy, age 36 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Daniel, age 36 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Fred B, age 36 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • David, age 35 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Phillip, age 35 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Rachael, age 35 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Rocky, age 35 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Tillina, age 35 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Name Unknown, age 35 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 35 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 35 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 35 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Sabrina, age 34 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Michael, age 34 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 34 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Ajax, age 34 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Bernadette, age 34 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Joyce, age 34 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Lacey, age 34 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Lori, age 34 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Sara, age 33 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Angel, age 33 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Cassie, age 33 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 33 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 33 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 33 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Lil Rose, age 33 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Lisa, age 33 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Catherine, age 33 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Jayme, age 33 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Fonzie, age 33 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Muffin, age 33 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Star, age 33 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Anja, age 32 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Cynthia, age 32 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Georgia, age 32 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Joseph, age 32 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Cammy, age 32 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Opal, age 32 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 32 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 32 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Enos, age 32 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Greg, age 32 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Siafu, age 32 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Akimel, age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • April, age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kuhta, age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Tulik, age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Chuhia age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kakaichu age 32 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Dylan, age 32 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • J.R., age 32 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Melody, age 32 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Olivia, age 32 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Amos, age 31 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Lux, age 31 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Melissa, age 31 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Rufus, age 31 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Rosie, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Angela, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Christine, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Christy, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Misty, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Rico, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Starr, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Name Unknown, age 31 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Kalioni, age 31 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Muffin, age 31 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Aggie, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Chris, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • LeAnn, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Perry, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Timmie, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Whiskey, age 31 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Barney, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Huby, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Jerry, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Ken, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Sam, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Ida, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Katrina, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 30 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Corey, age 30 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Harry, age 30 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Abby, age 30 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Keetah, age 30 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Chakema, age 30 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Bahn, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kehg, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Kudzu, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Punch, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Lulu, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Ma’ishpa, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Nahagio, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Chechekul, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Wotoni, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Michon, age 30 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Ann, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Wendy, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Keesha, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Renee (Toni), age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Kim, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Shenandoah, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Leslie, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Ashley, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Faylene, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Danny, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Merle, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Rocky, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Thadeus, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Zachary, age 30 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Carmichael, age 29 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Gelb, age 29 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Levi, age 29 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Russell, age 29 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 29 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Rowdy, age 29 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Tobias, age 29 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Doyle, age 29 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Gisoki, age 29 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Huhkalig, age 29 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Nowi, age 29 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • B.C., age 29 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Jamal, age 29 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Jojo, age 29 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Maurice, age 29 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Alex, age 28 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Hulk, age 28 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Tiny, age 28 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Name Unknown, age 28 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 28 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 28 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Kukui, age 28 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Samson, age 28 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Staun, age 28 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Albert, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Bo, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Devon, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Guido, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Gunther, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Hawkins, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Josh, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Shane, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Wimpy, age 28 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Faron, age 27 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Kirk, age 27 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Mahoney, age 27 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Rusty, age 27 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • T.J., age 27 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Tibi, age 27 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Alex, age 27 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Bowen, age 27 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Cody, age 27 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • El Rey, age 27 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Elmer, age 27 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Carl, age 26 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Justin, age 26 – Yerkes National Primate Research Center, GA
  • Manny, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Rambo, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Rero, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Tank, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Turk, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Name Unknown, age 26 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Name Unknown, age 26 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 26 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 26 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Nahko, age 26 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Reeuh, age 26 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Austin, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Bryan, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • David, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Donnie, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Goliath, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Kevin, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Libertino, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • R.W., age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Sho-gun, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Ziggy, age 26 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Pancho, age 26– Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Briggsie, age 25 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Luke, age 25 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Jude, age 25 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Conn, age 25 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Kenny B, age 25 – New Iberia Research Center, LA
  • Pocus, age 25 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 25 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 25 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Name Unknown, age 25 – Southwest National Primate Research Center, TX
  • Cesar, age 25 – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX
  • Hank Jr., age 25 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Shinji, age 25 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Isaiah, age 25 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM
  • Angelo, age 25 – Alamogordo Primate Facility, NM

*Southwest National Primate Research Center did not respond to our request for 2011 census information. Therefore, it is unknown if all the individuals in this facility listed above are still alive, have been transferred to other facilities, or if other elders exist.

**Sources: Cohen, J. 2007. The Endangered Lab Chimp. Science. Vol. 315; and Videan, E. N. et. al. 2008. Effects of Aging on Hematology and Serum Clinical Chemistry in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology, Apr;70(4):327-38.

 

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