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Friday, June 19, 2009

Shaved Baby Chimp's Face, Gini Valbuena


Baby Eli at the big Cat Habitat

News Channel 8 photo by JIM HOCKETT
Photo found here

Baby Noah with his face shaved just like all of the others before him.

Here is a photo of a Baby chimp at the age of 4 months old, and as you can see, they do have hair on their faces at 4 months old.
Photo Found here with the label of 4 months old
As you can from this link that Kay Rosaire, is in fact a circus act, a freak show. Page here


Published: June 17, 2009

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Quote-"SARASOTA - His name is Eli.

He is 4 months old and covered in hair.

When this wide-eyed wonder was born his natural mother didn't want anything to do with him. So his owners in California put out a call for help to the small group of experts across the country able to raise a chimpanzee from birth.

And Big Cat Habitat stepped up by adding Eli to its menagerie of rescues and animals in need.

But veteran trainer and sanctuary owner Kay Rosaire said unlike her lions, tigers and bears, Eli needs care around the clock.

Rosaire said Eli wears diapers, drinks several bottles of Infamil baby formula every day and eats vitamins to help his 8-pound body reach the 200 pounds he may weigh someday.

Rosaire said she welcomes any donations of baby goods, from toys to diapers, for Eli.

And Big Cat Habitat, 7101 Palmer Blvd., plans to hold a special chimpanzee baby shower for Eli at 6 p.m. Saturday. The program will include a tour of the sanctuary. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children. A free educational program on chimpanzees will follow at 7. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to care for the animals."

The event marks the last show for Big Cat Habitat until the weather cools down in the fall.

Reporter Jackie Barron can be reached at (813) 221-5708."



  1. Anonymous6:28 AM

    What is the purpose of shaving the face? To make them look more human?? What does this woman Gini get out of owning a baby chimp until they turn 5, then having to give it up to a circus? It makes no sense.

  2. Dear Anonymous;
    Thank you for your comment and question. At the age of 5 is normally when Chimpanzees start turning into real chimps, trying to dominate, they go through a growth spurt with muscle density so they become much more stronger and unmanageable. They become their own beings, not wanting to sit and play, wear diapers or clothes, not listening, just becoming independent. Gini has not had a chimp that I know of over the age of 7, therefore she doesn't know how to handle them, nor cares to. She likes the babies, they are easy to handle, she can dress them up, bathe them, diaper them and the most important fact, she can make money off of them.

    Once they reach around the age of 4 they are too unpredictable to be around children, that cuts down on the people you can make money off of. It limits it to adults only and then the older they get, the chimps start eliminating woman next.

    As far as shaving their faces, I never understood that myself. That's what a natural chimp has and if you love the species, which I highly doubt she does, why would you want to change them in anyway? I don't know, maybe she looks at the hair on the face as being dirty. She is quit a prissy lady with long fingernails painted, polished hair, pressed pants and painted toenails and lots of make up. Not your normal animal person.

  3. Anonymous7:05 AM

    Boy these people need to be stopped.
    This is so disgusting. I can not believe that these people don't think what they are doing is wrong!
    This is not the year 2000 anymore, we have learned all about these types of so called "acts". Get a life, one of your own, not the animals. Leave them alone and let them be what they are, animals, not your little play toys to dress up and teach them stupid things.

  4. Anonymous;
    Thank you for your comment and I have to say I totally agree with you.