Date of Birth: CAPTURED IN AFRICA (estimated birth in 1926)
Song 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 Song, 4 other males and 11 females back from Africa on June 17, 1930.
Date of Death: September 27, 1933
Song was transferred to John F. Fulton's physiology laboratory at Yale on June 3, 1933. 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. Song died after a surgical mid-thorasic transection of the spinal cord occurred. He was approximately 7 years old when he died.