Many fans of PG Tips, no matter what country they live in, will have seen the commercials with the chimps. These commercials are world famous. The ads appear in in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running advertising campaign. But, few people know who trained the chimps for the commercials.
Molly Badham was the original trainer of the chimps for the commercials. She trained the chimps for the 1960s to the 1980s. Badham also was co-founder of England’s Twycross Zoo.
Badham was a expert in caring for primate while in captivity. She provided the chimps as a way to raise money for the zoo. Eventually, the chimps from the commercials retired here.
Badham also received an MBE in 2002. She died in 2007 at the age of 93.
Thanks to Darwin Monkey for the tip.