Today’s day of sanctuary was sponsored by Jean McNeill in memory of Joseph, her partner of 35 years. Joseph passed away 7 years ago and would have been 66 today. He was a lover of chimpanzees and all creatures in need and we are so touched that Jean is sharing this special day with the sanctuary. Jean is a long time friend and supporter of the chimpanzees and helps all of the primates here at CSNW at every opportunity. She is pals with each of these amazing chimpanzees and makes a direct difference in their lives in so many ways. And she even helps to ensure we humans have what we need to provide quality care for the chimpanzees and their home.
Life offers us so many moments and loved ones to celebrate, remember and honor. I don’t think we could ever stop being amazed when someone chooses to include the chimpanzees in these special times.
Jean, thank you so much for honoring Joseph’s memory through the gift of sanctuary and for including each of the chimpanzees in your life in such a meaningful way. We are honored to have Joseph remembered here today. You provide the chimps with hope, love, home and sanctuary and we’re so grateful to have you as part of our chimp family.
Jamie working hard patrolling Young’s Hill:
Jody, Missy, Annie, Foxie and Burrito:
and Queen Negra, enjoying her throne of blankets in the sun: