Chimpanzee celebrates 41st birthday with troll doll party

By Daniel Uria   |   Aug. 15, 2017 at 2:51 PM
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Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A doll-loving chimpanzee at a sanctuary in Washington celebrated her birthday with a horde of colorful troll dolls.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Cle Elum shared video Aug. 8 of Foxie the chimpanzee as she celebrated her 41st birthday with tons of fruit and new dolls.

"Mini watermelon salad bowls and tons of new dolls were the highlight of her brunch party," the sanctuary said. "Thanks to donors, volunteers, and staff for all contributing to make Foxie's birthday a fabulous event!"

Foxie was treated to the sight of dozens of new dolls to choose from, piled up on a platform and lining the ropes of her enclosure.

"I think it's more like 41 going on 14," the sanctuary said.

Foxie was rescued from a laboratory that was developing vaccines for hepatitis and was bred, but never able to care for her offspring, the Dodo reported.

Sanctuary staff said she often carries dolls around on her back, similar to how she might carry a baby chimp.

The rest of the chimp's birthday celebration included "hanging upside down from the greenhouse ceiling while kicking her feet every which way possible" and carrying her watermelon bowl around the grounds.

"Foxie is such a special soul bringing joy, comfort, love and shenanigans to the lives of us all," the sanctuary said.

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