Toby, 2002


Date of birth: 1978.

Toby spent all but the first eight months of his life at the Zoo St. Felicien in Northern Quebec. He lived with two other chimpanzees there: a male, Benji and an older female who passed away in 2000. When Benji, Toby’s sole companion, died in the summer of 2002, probably of heat stroke due to being locked outside every day without water, it was decided that Toby would move to the Fauna Foundation’s chimpanzee sanctuary where he could be with others of his own kind.