Due to their history as lab animals, pets, or in television, many chimpanzees at the North Carolina Zoo had limited appropriate interactions with other chimps as youngsters. They did not learn the social skills to successfully integrate with other chimpanzees. Fortunately, the Zoo has the resources and expertise to care for chimps with these backgrounds. Working with individual animals, keepers find compatible social partners and build groups around them. To replicate their natural fission/fusion social structure, other chimpanzees move in and out of this group. This increases social experiences and opportunities to learn.