(iWIDK By Alex Dorian) – Researchers claimed that the primate was capable of genuine connection, despite his behavior.
Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee whose life was documented over the course of his life in the film “Project Nim”, died at the turn of the century in what many researchers are claiming to be stress-related.
In 1973, Nim was taken from his mother and taken into care by Stephanie LaFarge and her family in New York City. Footage was taken of Nim partaking in the perfunctory and liberal lifestyle of the LaFarge’s; everything from washing dishes to smoking a joint, WIRC reported.
Yet upon his maturation, Nim was removed from the household due to the unruly behavior typical of a wild animal. He was since then rotated out of several sanctuaries and laboratories, much to the dismay of animal activists.
Nim’s caretaker at the Oklahoma Primate Center, Bob Ingersoll, claimed that the rotation of environments and separation from his adoptive mother may have spawned his heart attack, which he suffered at the age of 26.