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When Linda Koebner was a 23-year-old grad student, she got to do something incredible. It was a different time, when there were less laws to protect animals from being experimented on. A group of lab chimpanzees that were no longer needed were to be free. Linda would be the one to open their cages and show them sunlight for the first time in six years. The creatures were frightened. Their whole lives had been spent indoors, in tiny metal boxes. It was Linda’s job to acclimate them to the wild. To teach them to survive. She was their surrogate mother.