Suzi and Singer, a historic meeting
posted in 31 Aug 2023

Exactly 10 years ago, on August 31, 2013, philosopher Peter Singer, a reference in the area of ​​animal rights and one of the founders of the Great Ape Project, went to Brazil and got to know the work carried out at the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo.

It was a historic moment, worth remembering, in which Singer had the opportunity to see up close the important work of rehabilitation and long-term care carried out by people who were inspired by the ideals of the GAP Project. Over two decades, a total of 71 chimpanzees have passed through the Sanctuary.

And one of Singer’s hosts in Sorocaba was chimpanzee Suzi, who was two years old at the time. Today Suzi is already a young adult chimpanzee, she is 11 years old. She is one of the chimpanzees that ended up being born in the Sanctuary. At first her mother, Samantha, didn’t know how to take care of the baby. With the support of the team, she had the proper care in the first months of life and as soon as possible she was reintegrated into her group.

Female Suzi is docile, jealous and sometimes suspicious. She is also very close to her adoptive father, Jimmy, but interacts and gets along well with everyone in the group.
Date of birth: 06/10/2011
Origin: Sorocaba Great Ape Sanctuary
Sanctuary: Sorocaba, São Paulo/Brazil