Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:42 pm Post
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:45 pm Post
homeport wrote:pigfender wrote:Of course, our chimp friend doesn't have a name...
It has to be "The Thinker"
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm Post
Yes, of course. Sorry!Mrs Pigfender wrote:Tell the story properly!
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:47 pm Post
pigfender wrote:I've done some digging and found out that our good friend is called...Yes, of course. Sorry!Mrs Pigfender wrote:Tell the story properly!
Back in 2009 I was on holiday in Dallas and visited Fort Worth Zoo. It's a lovely zoo with large natural habitats with plenty of room for animals to play and roam. Amongst other wonderful animals, they had some lovely primates! I took several photos of one chimp in particular. Several years later these photos were used as reference pics for the sketch that became the mascot.
I've been in touch with FW Zoo and -- although the chimps are no longer there -- the primate team were able to review the photos and identify the model. He's since moved around a bit, having spent some time in Tampa, and now lives in San Francisco.
His name is "Nick", and it's his 30th birthday on 10th December this year! I'm going to have tea and cake to celebrate!!!
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