This week we welcomed our newest staff member Anthony to the sanctuary! Elizabeth, our longtime volunteer coordinator and caregiver is transitioning out of her job at the sanctuary in the coming weeks as she pursues a dream career as a librarian. We’re so fortunate we get to keep her around as a volunteer! This left an opening at the sanctuary for a part-time caregiver position, and that’s where Anthony comes in.
Anthony graduated from Central Washington University in 2017 with a Masters in Primate Behavior and a Certificate in Captive Primate Care. He also interned and volunteered at Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW during his time at CWU. After finishing his education, he worked at Project Chimps, a chimpanzee sanctuary in Northern Georgia as a caregiver. He returns to the Pacific Northwest with lots of primate care experience and it’s great to have him back! Anthony will get to introduce himself to the blog community in a couple of weeks as he continues his training in the Chimp House. In the meantime, Burrito is keeping him busy with lots of rowdy games of chase!