At Age 28, Vanilla the Chimp Finally Saw an Open Sky

From a Washington Post story by Daniel Wu headlined “Vanilla the Chimp was born in a lab. At 28, she saw the open sky.”:

Vanilla looked hesitant to step outside. The moment she did, she stopped stared upward, mouth open as if in awe, at the sky above her.

It was the first time the 28-year-old chimpanzee had seen the sky without peering through metal bars.

A video of the chimp staring slack-jawed as she emerged into her new habitat for the first time went viral after it was shared last month by Save the Chimps, a Fort Pierce, Fla., sanctuary.