Date of Birth: CAPTURED IN AFRICA (estimated birth in 1927)
Kindia was one of 16 chimps that were presented as a gift to the Anthropoid Research Station by the "Pastoria" station of the Pasteur Insitute in Kindia, French Guinea. Henry Nissen brought Kindia, 5 males and 10 other females back from Africa on June 17, 1930.
Date of Death: July 9, 1931
Kindia was transferred to John F. Fulton's physiology laboratory at Yale in May 1931. Fulton was interested in surgically altering the brain and observing behavioral changes. His frontal lobe ablation studies are often cited as precursors to the use of lobotomies in humans to alter behavior. Kindia was killed in a cerebral operation experiment. She was approximately 4 years old.