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Little Mama (born between 1937 and 1942, died on November 14, 2017) was a chimpanzee at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee (near West Palm Beach) in Palm Beach County, Florida. Her age was estimated at between 30 and 35 by primatologist Jane Goodall in 1972, and the Safari settled on February 14, 1938, as her birth date for commemorative purposes. She arrived at the Safari in 1967, after having spent time performing as an ice skater, possibly in the Ice Capades.
Considering the average life span of 60 years, she was one of the oldest living chimpanzees in captivity as of 2012, and considered the oldest on record at the time of her death in 2017.
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