We haven’t done a lot of reporting here on the blog about Michael Jackson’s passing, because it’s just too depressing…both his death, and all the fighting and trash-talking that’s come out of it. But there is one happy bit of news to report out of the whole thing. His chimpanzee, Bubbles, is alive and well and living in a sanctuary for apes, in Florida.

Bubbles is now 26, a respectable retirement age for chimpanzees, especially since he was a child star. He first came to public prominence when he was five years old. MJ took him on tour to Japan, where the funky monkey wowed the locals with his moon-walking prowess and all around charming personality. Since then he lived with the King of Pop for many years, before retiring to the sanctuary in 2006.

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Peter Alexander

With over ten years experience as an online writer and content specialist, Peter has written for a wide variety of clients and industries. At various points, he has helped define the online voice for clients such as Nintendo, Nike’s Jordan brand and Electronic Arts. For the last number of years, he has specialized in writing for the online gaming world, for clients such as Bodog and Silver Oak Casino.