Thursday, June 24, 2010
Documentary Reunites La Toya Jackson With Bubbles In Florida Sanctuary
La Toya Jackson made an emotional visit to the Center for Great Apes near Wauchula to visit her late brother Michael Jackson's beloved pet chimpanzee Bubbles in late May.
She reunited with her brother's former pet for a new Animal Planet documentary which airs tonight at 9 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.
As the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary pop star Michael Jackson approaches, the documentary, "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story" tells the story of the late singer's relationship with his pet chimp and includes interviews with La Toya Jackson and her 20-year reunion with Bubbles.
She told "Animal Planet" she remembered him as a young chimp who sat at the family table and ate with them.
Bubbles' home since 2005 is a sanctuary in a remote area of Central Florida where there are hundreds of trees, 30-foot tall dunes and nearly a half a mile of elevated tunnels.
Bubbles was born in 1983 in a biomedical laboratory and lived with Michael Jackson from 1986 to 1992. During those years he toured with Michael to Japan, appeared in music videos and learned to moonwalk.
Full story here.