Episode 9: Interview excerpt-Janet Danner

May 13, 2012

As part of “Project Oliver” we are in the process of finding people from Oliver’s past so that we can more accurately document his life. This is a short excerpt from former animal trainer, Janet (Berger) Danner.

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Episode 8: Helmet Skaters

April 26, 2011

While walking through the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary, Filmmaker Andy Cockrum stumbles upon a most interesting chimpanzee activity.

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Episode 7: Inspiration

January 11, 2011

Artist Heyd Fontenot, visits the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary to illustrate a few possible concepts for a new green space for Oliver the chimpanzee.

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Episode 6: Eagle Scouts

January 4, 2011

Phase One: A local Eagle Scout troop, design and build new enrichment features for Oliver’s home at Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary.

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Episode 5: Wild Animals-Macaques

December 22, 2010

Twenty five Java Macaques arrive at Primarily Primates after their release from a New Jersey toxicology lab.
It’s up to the sanctuary to give these animals a new life free from restraining collars and isolation.

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Episode 4: Watermelon Party

July 14, 2010

The chimpanzees and Gibbons of Primarily Primates enjoy a watermelon party. (7:25)

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Episode 3: Introduction to Primarily Primates

July 13, 2010

Today, Oliver lives at Primarily Primates, an animals sanctuary near San Antonio, Texas.
Watch a short introduction to about the sanctuary. (4 minutes)

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Episode 2: What is Project Oliver?

July 12, 2010

A short introduction to the goal of building Oliver
and other chimpanzees at the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary,
new grass bottomed living areas.
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Episode 1: Who is Oliver?

July 11, 2010

In the 1970s, Oliver the chimpanzee was touted as the “Humanzee” or “The Missing Link.” Supposedly part human and part chimpanzee, he walked upright and it is claimed that he smoked cigars and drank whiskey while watching television with his owner. (6:30)

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Project Oliver Preview

July 10, 2010

In the 1970’s he was world famous. Then, he was all but forgotten. Follow his incredible journey and bring him home to green.

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