Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chimp Sami's Monument

Sami the Chimp, who passed away in 1992, is a Belgrade legend. Sami escaped from the zoo twice, and like many chimps, he didn't feel he was a chimp, but rather a human.
He made his first escape in 1988. Radio stations updated live on attempts to capture him, while hundreds of citizens rallied to support Sami in his fight for freedom. You can read more about him here at Belgraded.

In this photo you can see that Sami still manages to entertain visitors to the zoo.

11 comments:

Obelix said...

you've added the wrong link to Belgraded ;)

Gaelyn said...

How could anyone resist a face like that. Run Sami, run! ;-)

Jacob said...

Sami lives on! A good thing. This is a very sweet photo, Bibi!

Thérèse said...

What a fun picture! The kind of story everyone needs...

Louis la Vache said...

oh.
For a moment, «Louis» thought that was his former father-in-law....

Leif Hagen said...

I think a cute little monkey climbed up on Sami the Chimp!

Bibi said...

Obelix, thank you for pointing this out! I fixed it!

Chuck Pefley said...

Sure can't blame him for wanting OUT! Those people on the other side looked like they were having more fun than he was, I'm sure, and being clever, Sami figured it out! Good for him!!

marley said...

Nice to see he is still remembered :)

Paula said...

That's sooo sweet and I love the story about the chimp.

Amy said...

I have a photo of my daughter with the Sami statue! I love that zoo.