Just got back from a trip to Cancun and though I'd see if there were any pictures of Coco on the web.
Not sure when you went but Coco is now twenty-one years old and still as lovely as ever.
When I saw her lumbering across the sand I cried. I cried because I'd always believed that Chimpanzees belong in the wild. They do not belong in zoos or circuses and certainly not as a photographer's prop.
However, as I got to know Coco, and discovered that she was born in captivity twenty-one years ago, I realised that with all the good intentions in the world, she would never know what it was like to be truly free.
I'm not saying that I approve of her situation; but I honestly believe that cuddling up to strangers is the best she's going to get.
It's all she's ever known.
-- (April 11, 2006) on Cancun Mexico