Before I get into the happenings of today, there was some BIG news announced today in our newsletter and social media sites (here is the Instagram post). Today, we announced the names of the group of six who will hopefully be able to call Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest home next year! We are all beyond excited to meet Cy, Lucky, Rayne, Terry, Dora, and Gordo! We are also truly grateful to all of you, the followers of this sanctuary, who have donated and spread the word about us on Giving Tuesday! All of your donations will help us continue to complete our expansion as quickly as possible so they can arrive next year! We all know this year has not been the easiest on anybody, but your constant generosity not only helps us provide care for our current residents, but also plan to bring more home! So thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!
Lately, both Jamie and Burrito have been inviting caregivers to races around Young’s Hill. Some of you already know, Missy is not one to pass up a good run around Young’s Hill. Sometimes she just seemingly appears out of nowhere and passes you within a blink of an eye!
I am truly convinced she waits for everybody to leave first, so she can catch up! I found her today waiting at the bottom of the hill as Burrito and J.B. raced around.
She even found a place to stake out where on the hill Burrito and J.B. were.
And like a bolt of lightening, she was off! (Long before I could bring the camera up and realize she was gone!)
Missy even likes to take her lunch on the go!
Missy is known to have two speeds: 0 and 100. When she isn’t a chimpanzee pinball, darting and bouncing around Young’s Hill, she likes to take in the sights and sounds usually from the tallest structures.
Missy is amazing and we couldn’t imagine a life without her here!
Here are a couple extra photos of some other adventures today.
After breakfast, Negra was one of the first people to go out onto Young’s Hill, even before Jamie!
After she had her moment of basking in the morning sun, it was back to her nest.
Foxie decided today called for not one, but TWO dolls!
And Burrito pondering if this outing on Young’s Hill will be a race or stroll. (Luckily for this human, this time was just a stroll!)