Reuben - The Savage Prisoner: A Chimp's Story (Paperback)
For 18 years... a lone chimpanzee lives an isolated life, bringing on fits of insanity, neurosis and self-mutilation. Then one day the cage door opens and in runs another chimpanzee. It's the first ape Reuben has ever seen. Intelligent, strong, gentle and caring - Reuben and Jimmy Joe are soon joined by two other chimps Tyler and Ripley. Before long the foursome form a remarkable friendship. But their joyful bond is short-lived when the townspeople of Savage, Nebraska, mount a brutal tragedy. Based on the author's professional experiences, Sandra Lynch-Bakken chronicles the events leading up to the sad day in September 2005 that forever changed her life and the lives of a captive chimpanzee bachelor group. Plying truth with treachery, joy with sadness, and triumph with defeat Lynch-Bakken weaves an emotional non-fiction tale that advocates for all animals. A story that will touch the hearts of all ages, Reuben: The Savage Prisoner, is sure to have animal lovers and proponents cheering for the good guys, the wrongly accused, and this amazing species that share over 98 per cent of our genetic makeup.