During this time of deep uncertainty in the world, there is nothing better than to stop and reflect on the things that we are thankful for at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Today the chimpanzees had a lunch celebration in the greenhouse, and of course there are numerous photos to share with you all shortly. But first we give thanks.
The first thanks we give is to the chimpanzees’ healthcare…
This past year we have needed to perform several medical procedures on Burrito for a cracked canine tooth, and one procedure on Jamie for an abscess on her swelling. During each procedure we had an amazing veterinary team that was able to provide the highest level of care for Burrito and Jamie from start to recovery. This year was also a time for us to start Positive Reinforcement Training with the chimpanzees. As the chimpanzees learn more, we have hopes that Cle Elum 7 can participate in their own healthcare for years to come.
The second thanks we give is to the volunteers of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest…
This outstanding team of volunteers is what keeps this sanctuary moving. Whether it be washing produce for the fridge, scrubbing enclosures, or walking alongside Jamie around Young’s Hill, each volunteer is a valuable asset that brings their dedication with them every time they come to the sanctuary.
The third thanks we give is to the supporters of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest…
Your donations carry the sanctuary and help us grow as we look towards a bright future. A future where we hope to expand and provide sanctuary to more chimpanzees that can forage for Thanksgiving treats alongside Jamie, Negra, Burrito, Jody, Missy, Foxie, and Annie.
And now what you’ve all been waiting for, the photos from today’s feast:
Pear cider was a big hit..
And the dinner rolls were light and fluffy..
From all of us at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, have a very happy Thanksgiving! Stay tuned tomorrow for a video of today’s festivities!