As the lifeforce slowly drained from 59-year-old Mama, the chimpanzee wante nothing more than to be left alone and pass away in peace. It was a very sad scene to watch for poeple who had cared for her over the years.
Mam was born in the wild around 1957, arriving to her now home in the Netherlands from Germany in 1971. She has resided in the Royal Burger’s Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands since.
She was always quiet a hand full according to carers and zoologists, full of mischief and trickery. It was not long before she established herself as the dominant female (dominant matriarch) in the chimp colony. Visitors to the zoo loved her personality and she was by far the most popular chimp the zoo ever had.