Chloe on right and Gary on left


Born: August 26, 1975 (estimated)

Name: Chloe

Sex: female

Companion: Gary

Favorite Food: We think it’s bananas- she eats them so fast she gets hiccups afterwards!

Favorite Activity: Chloe likes to spin on her poles and is enjoying the companionship of her former neighbor - Gary


Chloe was originally a family pet who had a difficult start to life. Her owner had her canines removed, a common practice to avoid being bitten by wild primates that people have tried to domesticate. Unfortunately, the surgery did not go well; gibbon canines have very deep roots and part of one of Chloe’s was left in her jaw, resulting in an infection and permanent deformity. Luckily, she recovered and has to be fed only a slightly modified diet.

Chloe came to IPPL in 2007 after living at another sanctuary for two years. While we don’t know exactly how old she is, Chloe looks like she is in her 40’s. Despite her age, she is quite lively and often swings around the vertical support pole at the top of her enclosure. In March 2010, Chloe was placed with an elderly, deaf, widower gibbon named Blackie. They were playful companions until Blackie died in September 2019.

After that, Chloe would entertain herself by spinning on her poles and watching her neighbor, Gary. That changed in March 2022 when Gary and Chloe were introduced. Hitting it off – they are now a happy pair enjoying each others companionship!