National Geographic : 1992 Mar
issing hands and cadging alcoholic drinks, 28-year-old Mr. Jiggs roller-skates through a New Jersey au dience. Like many captive chimps, Jiggs has been transformed by training into an artificial human. Actually a female, Jiggs cametotheU.S.asaone year-old from the Congo and was raised by owner Ron Winters like a child. "I used child psychol ogy," he says. "Lots of love and discipline." Winters developed a small radio-controlled unit, still strapped on Jiggs's back, to deliver electric shocks when she "misbehaved." "I never have to use it anymore," he says. "She's happy and good because she's never in a cage." To guard against biting, he had her front teeth removed, and before shows he clamps her molars shut.