He donated $55,000 to a zoo near his hometown of Norfolk, Neb. Why? Reuben, 7, the installation's only chimp, has outgrown his temporary quarters, a fortified mobile home. Carson's largesse will pay for a permanent primate exhibit -- and perhaps buy Reuben a female companion.
To continue reading: or Log-In
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!