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Goofie was born in the lab to her mother, Snow White, in 1997. Though she spent her early years in the laboratory, she now lives happily with her sweet son Denyon on Island 4. An extremely loving mother, Goofie is often seen cuddling and tickling Denyon.

Goofie & Denyon

Goofie and Denyon are a beautiful example of the deep and loving mother-child bond shown in chimpanzee families. Goofie was born in the laboratory’s breeding colony to Snow White who is still alive and lives on another Island 3. Sadly, Goofie underwent 10 years of research before being retired to Island 4 where she lives now with her young son, Denyon.


Denyon was born in July of 2014 and is one of the youngest chimps on the islands. He is at a wonderful age and is starting to explore and play with the other youngsters. However, Goofie is never out of eyesight and never more than a few feet away! Baby chimps are always keenly aware of where mom is and vice versa. Goofie is an extremely nurturing mother, even by chimp standards and is seen hugging, kissing and tickling Denyon almost every time we visit their island.  Goofie and Denyon live with Bean, Rhinoceros, Kowura, Hannie, DJ and Will.

Adopt Goofie & Denyon

With a donation of $20 per month for one year, you can adopt Goofie & Denyon. Your adoption will last for one year and you'll receive a personalized adoption certificate as well as updates during the year.

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