The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Robin Williams, An Animal Lover, Was honored by The San Francisco Zoo Before His Death The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Robin Williams, An Animal Lover, Was honored by The San Francisco Zoo Before His Death

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams, An Animal Lover, Was honored by The San Francisco Zoo Before His Death


Beyond his incredible acting and comedic skills, Robin Williams was known for being an animal lover.

The late actor made one of his last public appearances at the San Francisco Zoo on June 6 when they honored Williams by naming one of their Howler Monkeys after him.

In one of his last posts on Instagram, he wrote about his day at the zoo: “Feeding ‘Robin Williams’ @sanfranciscozoo. He’s their newest [Howler] Monkey, named after me!”

Williams’ love for animals began long before social media, but he made it apparent by posting snapshots with his pets and animals he met on set.

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His dog Leonard was one of Williams’ close companions: “Worth a repeat. My dinner with Leonard. Miss him when I’m on location.”

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Taken just a few short weeks before his death, Williams spent time with his “Night at the Museum 3″ costar: “Happy Birthday to me! A visit from one of my favorite leading ladies, Crystal.”

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He made his affection toward all animals clear when he posted this tribute: “RIP Miss Verna Pearl. She was my assistant’s dog but my road dog, my trailer dog. Suddenly and without warning. We will miss her when we go back to work today on #thecrazyones. Adopted from the @sfspca #adoptandrescue”

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And he once got into a tickle fight with Koko, a famous gorilla.


Less than a month after his trip to the San Francisco Zoo, Williams checked into the Hazelden, an addiction treatment center in Minnesota for continued sobriety. The 63-year-old was found dead of apparent suicide in his home on Monday.


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