Male, born in the forests of Africa. Captured as a puppy, he was sold to a shopkeeper in Lebanon where he lived until he was four years old inside a pet shop, being subjected to taking pictures with the store’s customers. After completing four years, the owners of this establishment were no longer able to maintain it, as it was already very strong and had its own will. He was transferred to a precarious zoo located in Beirut and spent six more years without the company of another chimpanzee, being tortured and mistreated.
He arrived at Anami in 2012 with deep psychological marks, the result of a life of torture and frustration. He mutilated himself every day. Already in the first year at the sanctuary, Bicco showed an extraordinary recovery, he lost his fear of humans and began to show behaviors typical of the species. After two years of treatment, he no longer mutilated himself and was playing and communicating with other neighboring chimpanzees. In the year 2017 unfortunately Bicco was gone, a myocardial fibrosis made him give his last breath leaving a void inside everyone who lived with him.