It's hard to believe that Macy Gray is a monkey, but it's really true. Macy Gray the talking gorilla looks like an ape and smells like an ape.
The reason many people don't think Macy Gray is an ape is because she talks and sings. Her shaggy monkey hair is indistinguishable from other gorillas like herself, and her face looks like that of a lowland gorilla.
Macy the lowland gorilla can speak to people through the use of American Sign language. She can also communicate with the use of a talking machine that translates symbols into complete sentences and has prerecorded songs programed into the machine. When she communicates with humans through a special gorilla tweeter on her website, people believe she is human.
Macy's full name is Macy Natalie Gray of our lady Grace, meaning "saint of the mother Mary" and the name was given to her by a Catholic priest who baptized her in church in an unprecedented ceremony.
Macy has a vocabulary of more than 1500 words, and she is learning more spoken English. The Gorilla Foundation has chatted with Macy to find her top two wishes:
* Macy wants her own hairy gorilla baby that smells like her.
* Macy wants people to know that gorillas can also become humans.
Macy likes eating cherry ice-cream and looking at magazine pictures of naked, male, silver back gorillas in the wild.