Bubbles has kept busy since parting ways with Michael Jackson.
Bubbles is still alive and well and at 34-years-old, he’s getting up there in years. The publication notes that with nobody to amuse these days, Bubbles lives a quiet life with other chimpanzees at a center for apes. While that’s all good and well, the most surprising bit of information from the report comes through the news that Bubbles is actually quite a successful artist. While you likely knew that chimpanzees are highly intelligent and talented, it’s still surprising to read that Michael Jackson’s former chimpanzee friend sold five abstract paintings at a Miami art gallery for over $3,000.
Jackson’s estate sends money on a yearly basis to the center where Bubbles lives. The sanctuary’s founder, Patti Ragan, says that Bubbles lives a normal life. “He loves to paint but, more than that, he loves to play with the other chimps. He particularly loves water — he adores playing with the hose or with the sprinklers in summer.”