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Title Chimpanzee
Catalog Number SSM-2005/4-1
Description Full mount. Jiggs, a 15-year-old male chimpanzee, was a resident at the Forest Park Zoo for a brief time until his death in 1967 when he was shot by police after escaping from his cage into the park. He had accompanied his mate from the National Zoo in Washington, DC during her pregnancy. After his death, the Forest Park Zoo donated the animal to the Museum and former museum director Glen P. Ives completed the taxidermy. For many years he greeted visitors as they entered the Museum's main entrance. Today, Jiggs can be found in African Hall in an open display that depicts a scene with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.
Object Name Chimpanzee
Credit line Gift of Forest Park Zoo, Springfield, MA
On Exhibit Yes, Arrican Hall