Homer was a cynomolgous macaque born and raised at Wake Forest University. Her mother rejected her as an infant, and one of the vet techs cared for her. He would take her with him on his morning rounds, and would often let her down to play at the pond that was in the center of the research grounds. Once she became an adult, she was placed into a couple of research studies. She began to get sick a lot, after going on the studies, and eventually developed severe bone loss. I can’t remember if she was euthanized, or died on her own, but I do know that she is greatly missed by those who truly cared about her. I’ll never forget her face.