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The Queen's Brunch
Join us for an online auction and our first-ever virtual event! Online auction bidding will begin June 1st and the virtual event will be held June 13th on our Facebook page (if you don't have a Facebook account, you should be able to tune in to watch the live video). More details and links coming soon!
June 13th is a big deal for the sanctuary. On June 13, 2008, seven chimpanzees arrived to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest from the Buckshire Corporation after decades of use as biomedical research subjects.
Negra was the oldest of that group of seven, and we celebrate her birthday on that day each year to acknowledge the new beginning for her and her six friends. Negra quickly became known as the Queen of the sanctuary due to her status in the group, so we are calling this debut event The Queen's Brunch.
In addition to Negra's birthday and the 12-year arrival anniversary, Honey B, one of the three chimpanzees who arrived just last summer from Wildlife Waystation, is turning 31 on June 11th. So, we will also be celebrating her birthday and the new beginning for her, Mave, and Willy B.
So much to celebrate! We hope you can all join us.
My life is enriched by supporting these chimps. I have come to know them and love each one individually –– all through the internet. The caretakers are brilliant and loving. They update the supporters via blog posts, photos, and videos of our chimp friends. It is the most fun I have ever had donating to a charity.
I cannot undo what's been done to captive chimpanzees, but I can join other caring people in ensuring they have a loving place to call home for the remainder of their days.
Thank you all for having such vision, determination, wisdom, and hearts so big that they can hold the lives of seven amazing chimpanzees so close and dear. The Cle Elum Seven have changed me. I am grateful. I have been changed for good.