Today was a wild and crazy day, but they are here. They are home! Words can not describe how excited we are to get to know Cy, Terry, Gordo, Lucky, Rayne, and Dora’s personalities more. For right now they are settling in well. I have to warn you, Cy is going to steal your heart, well Terry too. And maybe Lucky. Oh, Rayne and Gordo! Well, and then there is Dora. She might steal your heart too. We are so exhausted so us humans are going to go home and sleep! We will share more tomorrow :).
Lucky was the first to go into the playroom. She so brave and after exploring Playroom 3 she ran straight out into Green House 3.
Margaret Parkinson says
Yeah! They are home!!
Wanda Trotta says
What a wonderful day for them and you! They don’t know what a happy life they will have from here on in- they deserve it!
Amy Bianco says
Welcome to them all! Thank you all for being there for them. ?????
Jacqueline Bevins says
I was so surprised yesterday when on the news they said the lucky 6 was going through Fresno. Thankfully our temps were below 100 and weather all the way to you was perfect. Will be waiting for news on how they’re doing.
Humans and Chimpanzee people get some much needed rest. Ridiculously exciting! Beyond thanks to all involved… looking forward to getting to know the New 6!
Edie Bruce says
This is so exciting! Can’t wait to see more photos, and discover more personalities.
I am so excited! Hooray for everyone!
Linda C says
Aha, that’s why you guys have been pulling double duty on the blogs!
Now we have to get to know 6 more faces.
What was the reception party from the rest of the neighborhood like?
Thanks to everyone who contributed!
Laura B says
So excited. We are all eager to meet the new arrivals. Thanks, Kelsi, for letting us know everybody arrived safely.
Susan Feeley says
Wonderful news about the 6 new chimps from the Wildlife Waystation arriving safely at their forever home!! Love and kindness there will be in abundance and a huge thankyou to everyone who made this happen. I send you all love & best wishes from Australia, Susan Feeley, (chimp pal to Annie)key
What a wonderful surprise! So glad everyone made it safely! Can’t wait to hear more about them!
Susan Feeley says
Wonderful news about the 6 new chimps from the Wildlife Waystation arriving safely at their forever home!! Love and kindness there will be in abundance and a huge thankyou to everyone who made this happen. I send you all love & best wishes from Australia, Susan Feeley, (chimp pal to Annie)
John Joseph O'Brien says
Welcome, Cy, Dora, Gordo, Lucky, Rayne and Terry. Welcome to your new home. Be free to be you.
How exciting! I can’t wait to see more pictures & hear more stories
Virginia Keulen says
YAY! I’ve been anxiously awaiting word of their arrival. So glad to hear that they are home.
So wonderfully happy and relieved to know that they’re safely home. You humans must be exhausted with all the extra work and arrangements but it’s soooooooo worth it. Can’t wait for more news!
WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxox
tom austin says
the only downside to this celebration is there are more at waystation….they still need help…….bring them home also……
How exciting. I started getting really teary eyed just imagining what their thinking and little do they know they will have the best life ever. They couldn’t ask for better caring caregivers.
Arte for Elephants (Thyra Rutter) says
Hi Fives and love all around.. <3 Great work.. take a long nap, we can't wait to get to know them better!
Kate Thompson says
I am so filled with joy! Thank you for all of the hard work, time, love and energy your phenomenal team put into getting this amazing group to their forever home. Each one is going to steal your heart. Sending love, support and the deepest gratitude from the Wildlife Waystation!
Carla René says
SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!! What an amazing feeling of closure it must be for you, knowing that you just expanded the crazy by 1000%! The best part: you gave life to these babies–the life that selfish ignoramuses and stoopit-o-ramususes stole from them. See? I’m so angry and happy at the same time you got me making up words! 😀
I really would love to see some quick video from one of your night vision/security cameras as they build their woobie nests and bed down for the first night as free beings. I know you won’t be able to find your heads with both hands for another month, so kindly put it on a list for future viewing, maybe?
On behalf of the rest of us that can’t be there and totally wish we could, schlaft gut, and thank-you again for this beautiful sacrifice. <3
Yippee! They are home after their long journey. I am excited for all of you. Wow. New adventures are calling!
You are so right Kelsi, the Lucky 6 will steal my heart and I can’t wait!
WOW! I didn’t expect the Half-dozen to arrive until later in the Summer! Fantastic! How lucky to have Lucky immediately take to the greenhouse. Rayne already looks like she has established her dominion; she bears more than a slight resemblance to Jamie. And speaking of resemblances, how are Terry and Mave going to be separately identified from now on? They look like twins.
I eagerly await more videos of their trip and arrival.
I had the same thoughts Tobin, the resemblance is amazing!!!
But Mave has that little black spot on her lip; that will help. I wonder if their backsides look alike aswell???
Yaaaaayyyy! So excited! Saw an Instagram post with a pic of their truck, and have kept coming back here for news of their arrival! This is wonderful, wonderful news! Independence Day for The Lucky Six. And I hope all 16 will love one another.
OMG, So exciting,
Welcome home Lucky Six!
Arlene and Michael says
You went from the magnificent seven to a perfect ten and now sweet sixteen!
Bless them all. Hope everyone has a peaceful and restful night. Thanks to all who made this happen. Love and hugs
I am beyond excited and relieved the six made it safely! Great job everyone! I can’t wait to see how they settle in and how all the others react to the new arrivals..sweet dreams everyone!
I knew they must be on their way, and I was waiting and waiting for this post! I’m so relieved that the chimps and humans made it home safely. I hope you’ll be able to share more about the journey, and I can’t wait to to hear more of your first impressions of the Lucky 6 in their new homes. So glad it has worked out so well this far, you guys deserve it after all the hard work. Hallelujah!
Oh…I am so happy to hear that news.
Like everyone else I have been hoping for news of the journey; found that article on Fresno
( long live the internet!!), and woke up with this blog.
Well done everyone; what an achievement! You should be so proud.
No their happiest lives begin.
Of course I ment NOW their happiest lives begin
Keith Dawson says
Best news of today! Well done all involved in getting them to their forever home.
Elaine Reininger says
I am totally surprised…don’t get Instagram and this was the first I learned that they were even enroute. . I am so happy for them…but OMG what a lot of extra work for all you caretakers. It will be exciting to see videos and photos of their reaction to so much freedom and so many choices. I feel sorry for the Chimps that were left behind and hope some other sanctuary will give them a permanent home as wonderful as
CSNW. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on the construction and arrangements that brought these very lucky guys to a better life.
Deanna Gjo says
Congratulations and welcome home!! Well done!! Looking forward to the stories yet to come. ??
Gloria A. Duran Black Seifert says
So excited to get to know them ?
Kim Harris says
They’ve all just won the lottery! They are going to love their new home and all of you for the love and care you will give them. I can’t imagine what the resident groups were thinking with the new arrivals! I’m sure there was a lot of excitement going around. Congratulations on a long-awaited homecoming!
Absolutely beautiful! Love to all and congratulations!
Julie Medrano says
I used to volunteer and worked with them in their previous home. They have
absolutely gone to heaven at your sanctuary. They have gone from smaller individual
cement cages to a whole new, colorful, interesting and fun life! Thank you!!
How thrilling!! It makes me so happy to know they’re in their new forever home where teeny cages don’t exist. Each looks like an old soul just ready to share their energy and antics with the staff and other chimp people, and us out here in Blog land. I know the attempt to integrate them with the CA 3 might not occur for a while but I can’t recall if they “knew” each other before Mave, Willie B and Honey B came to WA. Godspeed in their entry into their new environment. Looking forward to this evolution!
Tina Shaw says
These chimpanzees are so amazing and I am beyond grateful for your dedication and love for them. Thank you so much
kay stratton says
The heat wave must be horrendous for all involved —-wish we could help…
Carla René says
Oh, Kay! What a FANTABULOUS idea!
Can’t you picture it?! The biggest auction item in *history* would undoubtedly be an item titled “Be a Chimpanzee for a Day!”
Right there in brown and ivory, is a ticket to everyone’s dreams, the opportunity of a lifetime, a win for a full day being a chimpanzee keeper!! Oh, I know it would be completely impossible because the chimps are like me and my Asperger’s–we don’t deal well with change or quick routine interruptions; we sometimes have a hard time getting hold of our emotions (not through any fault of our own, but because of the way our brains are hardwired); and the one most applicable here, social anxiety and trouble relating to people. So throwing a complete stranger in the mix and expecting them to automatically be okay with it would be an unrealistic expectation, not ro mention a nightmare for all involved, but MAN, OH, MAN! WHAT A FANTASTIC DREAM!! Wow. If only…then I have a feeling the final bid would be high enough to do enough additions to get the remainder from CA, as well as build each of them their own sanctuary!
It could happen! <3 😀 <3
Wow Terry seems to favor Mave a little
Jordan Bower says
I can’t believe my heart can expand and hold so much love for our new 6 chimpanzee people who can now call the wonderful CSNW their forever home. I am so smitten already. What an incredibly exciting time. Thank you sanctuary staff and volunteers for all that you do.