by Carrie Cook, Council District 6
Oil on Canvas, 2019
Courtesy of the Artist
Pebbles has resided at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary since 2004. Taken from her mother as an infant, she was trained for work in entertainment in L.A. Her owner eventually stopped working great apes in television and relinquished her. Every orangutan like Pebbles has a story, whether used for entertainment, victimized by the illegal pet trade, or facing increasing perils in the wild.