Center for Great Apes;

The Birthday Boys

I knew Grub, on the left, and Pongo, on the right, nearly twenty years ago when Patti Ragan first started the Center for Great Apes. Grub was a baby, and Pongo was a year old. Look at the old boys now.

Pongo started life as an infant in a roadside tourist attraction and was Patti's first rescue. He is now a beautiful, fully developed male with red hair that is 3 feet long.

Grub, was born in Los Angeles, in an animal trainer's compound. He was pulled from his mother when he was just a few months old and sold to an tourist attraction in Florida. Grub is the alpha male in this group of great apes, and weighs 145 pounds.