MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – NASCAR drivers in Darlington aren't the only ones hitting the track - a pair of chimpanzees at the Myrtle Beach Safari put the pedal to the metal in a car race that was posted to YouTube last month.
Vali and Sugriva, both 3 years old, took to the track in a pair of miniaturized "sports cars" in a video posted by the Myrtle Beach Safari on August 9 titled "The Fast and the Furry-ous."
Encounters like these, along with guests to the preserve and other animal ambassadors have raised $1 million for wildlife conservation, according to a Facebook post from the safari, also known as the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. The money has gone to Africa for lions, chimps, gorillas, leopards and cheetah, to the Kaziranga and Corbett tiger reserves in India, and to tigers, orangutans, cats and leopard projects in Asia, according to the post.