Alice and Cindy are sisters. A family in Cote d’Ivoire had kept them as pets. They wore bikinis and rode a surfboard. But soon the two female chimpanzees grew and nobody could handle them anymore. This occurs with all pet chimpanzees; when they are young they are cute and seem to make good pets but as they mature they cannot be managed safely. So they were sent to Chimfunshi, where they are kept in a species-appropriate way where they can live with other chimpanzees.