Oliver's New Home

On Dec. 14, the Chronicle got word from Austin political consultant Mike Blizzard, who has stepped up to do some pro bono public relations consulting for Bexar Co. primate sanctuary Primarily Primates, Inc., that famed “Humanzee” Oliver, the chimpanzee cover boy for our feature on the battle over animal welfare at PPI, has moved into a new, larger enclosure at the 75-acre sanctuary. (See, “Famous Long Ago,” in this week’s issue.) It’s “really good news,” Blizzard said, and everyone at PPI is “really stoked about Oliver” being moved into an enclosure that Blizzard says is 10 times the size of his former home, a small red metal circus transport cage not much larger than a closet. In a phone message, Blizzard reported that Oliver is “very happy” with his new digs. By Thursday afternoon, he said, Oliver was kicking back and taking a nap – he’s “very tired,” Blizzard said, “because he’s been walking around” his new enclosure.

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