Jacob and his twin, Jonah, were born at a drive-through safari park in Oklahoma where they were pulled from their mother and sold to a California trainer for the entertainment business.
They both worked in movies, TV shows, and TV advertisements. When they were only 8 years old – still juveniles – they were considered too old, too big, and too dangerous to continue to be worked in the Hollywood business.
Jacob, along with Jonah, Kenuzy, and Daisy arrived at our sanctuary from Los Angeles in August 2004 one week before the sanctuary was hit by Hurricane Charley. They also went through two more hurricanes (Francis and Jeanne) before they were even able come outside and play in their new large outdoor habitat. We can only imagine what they must have thought of their new Florida home having to endure 3 hurricanes during their first six weeks at the Center!