Thursday, June 24, 2010

Michael Jackson Fans Can "Adopt" Bubbles The Chimp

Michael Jackson's famed companion, Bubbles, is currently living at the Center For Great Apes in Florida and can be `adopted' through fan donations by visiting
WAUCHULA, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It may sound bananas, but Michael Jackson fans can actually adopt his former pet chimp, Bubbles.

For the past five years, Jackson’s furry friend has lived at the Center For Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida.

Sanctuary founder Patti Ragan says their famous resident, like other chimps, can be partly “adopted” by civilians through donations on

She says the annual cost of caring for Bubbles is $15,000 for food, veterinary care, toys, and maintaining his habitat.

Ragan notes that donations for Bubbles peaked last June after Jackson’s death, but have since dropped off drastically.

Because the 26-year-old chimp has many years of life left, Ragan thinks giving toward his care is a truly helpful way for fans to honor The King Of Pop.

Those who “adopt” gain access to special open houses at the Center where they can visit and meet Bubbles in person.

Ragan says MJ’s buddy can typically be found napping, eating, or playing with a toy backpack, but doesn’t “Moonwalk” anymore.

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Please visit CENTERFORGREATAPES.ORG to help support Bubbles and all his friends at the sanctuary.

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