Negra simply wasn’t ready for this day to start. After a brief hello, she started drifting back to dreamland.
She tried her best to get out of bed, but it was just too comfortable.
What’s the point of getting up, anyway? It would be at least another ten minutes before breakfast would be ready.
Ten minutes is a lot of sleep.
Surely someone would let her know when it’s time to eat.
Negra may not have been able to muster up a lot of energy this morning, but we’re excited to wish everyone a Happy Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day! Anna told you the other day about all of our hardworking interns and volunteers; now it’s time to shine the spotlight on our hardworking staff.
Here’s Kelsi, who spends her weekends working as a Lead Caregiver at the sanctuary:
Anna, who coordinates the sanctuary’s educational events and chimpanzee enrichment program:
Elizabeth, who coordinates our internship and volunteer programs, and who has a preternatural talent for avoiding being photographed:
And Katelyn, who manages the office and keeps in touch with our hundreds of incredible donors and supporters:
As you can see, every staff member at CSNW works directly with the chimps in addition to their other duties – they clean, serve meals, give medications, train interns and volunteers, participate in positive reinforcement training with the chimps, and go on endless walks with Jamie. They get dirty, they stay late, and they put every bit of their hearts into their work.
Happy Animal Sanctuary Caregivers Day to the staff at CSNW and to our friends and colleagues at sanctuaries everywhere!