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Title Chimpanzee
Object ID SSM-2005/4-1
Description Jiggs, a 15-year-old male chimpanzee, was a resident at Forest Park until his death in 1967. He was then preserved in a lifelike position by expert taxidermist and former Science Museum director Glen P. Ives and placed on display at the Springfield Science Museum, where 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.
Credit line Gift of Forest Park Zoo, Springfield, MA
On Exhibit Yes, Arrican Hall