In case you haven’t already heard, today is World Chimpanzee Day!
Here are the Goals of World Chimpanzee Day, straight from the official website:
- Celebrate our closest living relative in the animal kingdom.
- Improve understanding by educating global audiences about their uniqueness and innate value as a species, as well as their importance to ecosystems.
- Raise awareness and inspire action about threats they face in the wild including habitat loss, disease, and wildlife trafficking, while also advocating for their welfare in captive situations.
At the sanctuary, we celebrated the big day with our chimpanzee friends by setting out multiple forages of freshly picked roses. Kelsi grabbed this heart warming video of Terry’s official flower inspection. Eventually, the roses ended up as a snack for him too ☺️