As a baby, she was taken from Africa to the USA, to a laboratory for medical experiments. As an adult, she lived in a zoo in Colorado and from there was sent with the female Queenie to the Vesty Pakos Zoo in La Paz, Bolivia. That zoo was no longer able to take care of the chimpanzees and so they were sent to the Sanctuary in 2003. She is one of the oldest females at the Sanctuary and has always lived with her partner Queenie, who died in 2011. After the incident, Francis lived with Charles and today he is in the company of chimpanzee Sam. Francis is very reserved, does not like contact with humans due to her past traumas, in which she suffered a lot at the hands of humans, but does not like to be alone and enjoys the company of other chimpanzees. That’s why she is always in the company of Simon (Sam).