Kardashian Chimp Adoption: Suzy The Chimp “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”
Those controversial Kardashians are back for Season Three of their hit E! reality series Keeping With The Kardashians. And as always the Double K Klan is stirring the pot of public opinion; this time by adopting a pet chimpanzee in the wake of last week’s high-profile chimp mauling in Connecticut.
Last Monday, police in Hartford, CT. shot and killed Travis The Chimp, a 200-pound chimpanzee, after the ape nearly killed its owner’s friend and attacked a police cruiser.
In a post entitled “We Got A Monkey” on her personal blog last week, socialite Kim Kardashian wrote:
As you guys know season three of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is close to airing and we have some crazy surprises.
One of them is…
WE GOT A MONKEY!!!!
Her name is Suzy, she is three years old, and she is a handful!
She steals our BlackBerrys and climbs up my mom’s bed.
Having a monkey is a lot of work. Suzy always has her diaper on and we are the ones who have to change it!
It’s just like having an infant but worse because Suzy runs around like a teenager! She always needs to be fed, drinks out of a bottle and she loves Capri Sun juices!
You have to check out the new season to get all of the details… but how cute is she!?
Correction, Toots, chimps are apes, not monkeys. And if you can’t tell the difference between the two, perhaps you have no business raising one. The animal lover in me soooo wants to organize a rescue effort for Suzy! Who’s with me? Keep your head up, Suzy….It’s not too late to make a break for it, girl.
On Monday, Kim tried to explain the family’s choice in new pet:
Hey guys, so I wanted to explain my post about the Chimpanzee Suzy I posted last week. I understand my timing was not appropriate and it was insensitive of me, so I want to explain. The pictures I posted are from six months ago when we were filming season three of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I had held onto these pictures for months and preset them to run the month before my show was going to air, to give you guys exclusive glimpses into season three.
Kim added, What happened to the woman that was attacked by the chimpanzee was devastating!
What are your thoughts on chimp adoption? How dangerous is it to raise a wild animal as a pet?
Written by Castina on February 24th, 2009 | Tagged as: Keeping Up With The Kardashians