Friends of Fauna


Over the years we have come to know and heard about some truly special friends of Fauna. Some we have never met, but we have heard their stories and wish to remember them with the deepest admiration and respect, while others are still in our lives today.

From the day we started the Fauna Sanctuary, our lives have been touched by these remarkable souls. From the nameless monkey’s we met at LEMSIP, to a dear chimpanzee who died without ever having a chance to live in sanctuary named “Mellow,” to my wonderful Orangutan friend “Pongo”… each and every one of them deserves to be known.

In particular, we have great respect for Rachel Weiss and the strength she has shown in telling the story of Jerom, a chimpanzee who died at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

This page is dedicated to them. Let us never forget their suffering. Please keep Jerom and all those whose lives have been taken, in our hearts.

Tribute Articles & Books


Steven Wise’s book, Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals.

Read Rachel Weiss’ Tribute to Jerom and Tom — 2014.

Read Rachel Weiss’ Tribute to Former Research Chimps, Jerom and Tom — 2010.

Read Rachel Weiss’ Tribute to Jerom — 1997.