Happy Birthday to our September friends!
We are so thankful to each of you, our amazing supporters, and sending out monthly birthday wishes gives us an extra opportunity to celebrate *you* and express our deepest gratitude to you for the myriad of ways you have chosen to make a lasting difference for the sixteen chimpanzees and four bovines who call CSNW home. Whether you are able to donate monetarily or with in-kind gifts, volunteer your time, attend our events, share your love of the chimps and cattle with others, follow us here on the blog and social media, or any of the countless additional ways you contribute your support, please know it’s only because of you that their lives here in sanctuary are possible and we are so humbled that you choose to share your own lives with all of us.
Dear Annie was most likely born in the wild in 1974 and we celebrate her birthday on September 10th. She’ll be turning 47 beautiful years young!
And we will be celebrating gorgeous and independent Miss Meredith turning 6 years old on September 23rd!
Both of these women, though very close with their respective friends and families, have wonderful adventurous and independent streaks!
Annie, though typically attached at the hip to her best friend, Missy, can also be found enjoying the view and her solitude at the top of Young’s Hill, or nesting in the greenhouse on a warm summer evening as she dozes off while looking out over the hill.
And while Meredith keeps her family in sight…(In the creek with her mama, Honey):
…more often than not she can be found facing, going, or standing in another direction, or somewhere else entirely!
And there are two additional special birthdays in September I’d like to share for celebration!
Negra’s daughter, Angel, who lives at one of our fellow NAPSA (North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance) member sanctuaries, Save the Chimps, in Florida, and will be turning 36 on September 4th. Can’t you just see her mama in her gorgeous face?! (Photo: Save the Chimps):
And Andrea (the 2nd), who also lives at Save the Chimps, is Jody’s beautiful daughter (sharing Jody’s patented relaxed lip!) and she will be turning 31 on September 30th. (Photo: Save the Chimps):
As is the case with all of Negra, Jody, Annie, Missy and Foxie’s now adult children who are still living, we are profoundly grateful that these two beautiful chimpanzee women are safe in sanctuary where they are loved and cared for as the unique individuals they are. And that is reason to celebrate.