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Lucy The Human Chimp

As a student in 1970s Oklahoma, Janis Carter took a job caring for Lucy, a chimp raised as a human by psychologists Maurice and Jane Temerlin. But when Lucy reached adolescence, the Temerlins realized her size and strength made her too dangerous to cohabitate with humans and devised a plan to take Lucy to Gambia, where she would be taught to live in the wild. Planning to go along for just a few weeks to help Lucy acclimate, Janis ended up becoming the leader of Lucy’s small chimpanzee troupe – and, ultimately, left behind her life in the U.S. forever. A gripping story of survival against the odds, Lucy The Human Chimp is a moving, first-person account of Janis’ life with Lucy – a remarkable, unbreakable friendship between species.