There’s been a great response so far to the washer/dryer fundraising drive initiated by our blog community. At this point we’ve received over $1,300 towards a heavy duty washer and dryer to help us keep up with all of our chimp laundry. We’re still doing research to find the best equipment, but we’ll let you know as soon as we settle on something. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Archives for August 2008
When we say that a chimpanzee is “displaying,” we referring to the behaviors chimps use to show us that they’re in charge. For Burrito, this typically includes standing up bipedally (on two legs), pilo erect hair (puffing up to look bigger), running around, and usually banging or jumping off of something. It’s quite impressive to watch. We didn’t see Burrito display for quite a while after the chimps first arrived. It’s hard to imagine that these days, since we see him showing us who’s in charge many times a day! It’s so amazing to see him feel comfortable and confident enough to do what he’s supposed to do
Here’s a link to the article that inspired Keith to help, eventually leading to the rescue of the Cle Elum Seven: