A Pictorial History of Oliver.

July 14, 2010

A few photos from Oliver’s past.

Oliver in the 1970’s. (Photo property of Janet Burger)

Oliver eats at the table, with a spoon. (Photo property of Janet Burger)

Oliver was said to have liked to smoke cigars, drink whiskey and watch television. (Photo property of Janet Burger)

Oliver outside a tent at a carnival in the 1970’s. (Photo property of Janet Burger)

Among his many human-like traits, Oliver walked upright. (Photo by Russ Kinne)

After his fame faded, Oliver lived for many years at the Buckshire Corporation in this small cage. Eventually he was among a group of chimpanzees released to Primarily Primates. (Photo property of Primarily Primates)

Oliver lived at Primarily Primates for the last 14 years of his life. He passed away on June 2, 2012 at an approximate age of 55. (Photo by Andrew Yates)