Date of Birth: CAPTURED IN AFRICA (estimated birth in 1927)
Messera 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 Messera, 5 males and 10 other females back from Africa on June 17, 1930.
Date of Death: July 12, 1930
Messera died of tuberculosis shortly after arriving in Orange Park. She was approximately 3 years old.