Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Guess what? Cute and cuddly young chimps grow up into strong, and strong-willed, wild adult animals. And then they are no good as pets, playthings, or performers.

BUBBLES CHIMPANZEE CAN’T COME OUT AND PLAY ANYMORE

Michael Jackson may face a cash crunch
Pop goes the King?
July 29, 2002 Posted: 5:01 PM EDT (2101 GMT)

...Jackson's onetime beloved buddy, Bubbles the chimpanzee, lives at trainer Bob Dunn's ranch in Sylmar, California. At 19, "Bubbles is an adult chimp and a wild animal," says Dunn. "We don't let him out to play." Instead Jackson and his children visit the ranch to frolic with some baby chimps. "He still acts like a kid around them," says Dunn....