National Geographic : 1953 Jul
The Ape with Friends in Washington BY MARGARETTA BURR WELLS r HIS picture looks like Bimbo," said Dad, holding up the morning paper and pointing to an article about a new inmate of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D. C. "It is!" exclaimed our 18-year-old daughter Roberta. "No other gibbon looks like Bimbo." But we had left Bimbo in northern Thai land, scampering along a bamboo pole and keeping a watchful eye on the boys of The Prince Royal's College. She was a campus flirt and a tomboy, joining in the students' play when released and accepting their hand outs of sweets with just the right amount of appreciation. When not free to join them in the classrooms, she had rattled her light chain from the top of a post and emitted distracting "whoo-whoo's" at errant stragglers. "Well, there is one chance in a thousand thatitis... "