@djb: thanks, I did not know that. That is quite a large rodent. It seemed more cuddly when I was still thinking of it as something else. Thanks for looking.
@VAtechtigger: yep, great guess--at first I thought it's b/c you live in VA, but I guess you went to college at Tech, which is still a ways away from here, and now live in Jersey. As far as chimps, there are no chimps in the National Zoo, only Gorillas and Orang-Utans as far as apes go. Thanks for looking.