Timeline Photos Disgusted to find out that Gordon Ramsay was stupid enough to get a pet chimp.
Chimp are not designed to be pets, like a human child a chimp needs 24hour attention, no human can approach this level of caretaking. There are other problems: constant messes, demanding feeding schedule and the natural need chimpanzees have for mental stimulation. Bear in mind, captive primates can live 50- 60 years.
They become destructive and resentful of discipline. They can, and will, bite. Chimpanzee owners have lost fingers and suffered severe facial damage.
As adults, chimpanzees have at least five times the strength of humans – too much for any pet owner to manage! Zoos usually refuse to accept pets because they tend not to fit into established groups. Historically, many pet chimps end up in medical research laboratories. — with Maloba Musa and 2 others.