Valentine’s Day might be over (you can check out that fabulous party here), but we’re here to keep the love going!
On our webpage for each chimpanzee, we have a personalized Fall in Love video. These are precious snip-bits into who they are- favorite hobbies, what foods they like, etc. While they are educational, they also are really good at making you fall in love over and over… and over again. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are excited to finally release the Fall in Love videos of Cy’s original group of six- the “Lucky Six”! Starting today and over the next five days, the blog will feature these videos of Terry, Cy, Gordo, Lucky, Rayne, and Dora. And, boy, are they lovable!
Sometimes I forget how much has changed for this original group of six over the last few years. After Wildlife Waystation closed in 2019, the Chimpanzees In Need campaign worked to re-home the chimpanzees that lived at Waystation (click here to learn more and donate to their care). The “Lucky Six” were the second group of Waystation chimps that found their permanent home here at CSNW in June of 2021, with Willy B, Honey B, and Mave arriving in the fall of 2019. The two groups have since been integrated and now live in a group of nine.
So, over the last few years, these six chimps have found themselves in a new home, in a new state, with new humans, and also developed relationships with three other chimps that have made it possible for them to live in a larger group of nine. As someone who gets thrown off for the day if my coffee machine malfunctions in the morning, I can’t express how impressed & proud I am of them. And, generally, just how much I adore these nine chimps. And also their neighbors, of course. 🙂
All this to say that, now, a year and a half later, we have watched the original “Lucky Six” come out of their shells and really let their personalities shine. Creating these videos has been a lot of fun and I hope you fall in love with them as much as we have (if you haven’t already)!
First up on the docket is Terry (AKA Sir Terrance, Teeny Tiny Terry, and/or T-Dawg). Born on June 13, 1990 at a biomedical research laboratory, we are so grateful that he now calls CSNW home. Check out the video for more on this lovable goof.
We’ll be uploading this video to Terry’s Bio Page once all the videos have been featured, but if you’re interested in sponsoring Terry you can become his Chimpanzee Pal today!
Linda C says
I’ve been waiting for these, Grace! With Valentines, perfect timing! (you forgot “Terry the Tongue” :laughing:)
As you do each of these, how about an update on their height and weight….thank you………….Tom
Thanks, Grace, and to all who are participating in putting together these special videos for each of the chimps. This one of Terry is delightful (as they all will be, I’m sure!). I wasn’t actually aware until a recent blog posting that Terry is Teeny Tiny Terry. I guess his big personality and presence (esp w/ Dora) had me thinking he is bigger in stature than he seems to be. It’s lovely to learn these specifics about each of them.
Linda C says
I think he’s just smaller than Willy and Cy
Teeny Tiny Terry, his name begins with “T”;
As in “Ten tired turtles on a tuttle-tuttle tree.”
T-Dawg?! Love it! I also love the way Terry blows raspberries, with his bottom lip sliding slightly sideways.
Delightful video. Thanks for the smiles.
Kim Harris says
So much fun! Don’t know which is better, his raspberries or kissing with some tongue action, lol! Can’t wait to see all the videos!
When I first found CSNW on YouTube, I loved the Fall in Love videos. I still go back and watch them sometimes. It will be fun seeing all the new ones this week and next. Looking forward to them. Thank you to all who have put them together for us to enjoy.
So Terry does his raspberries all day? Oh Lordy, that would drive me insane. You all are angels!
Jane McDowall says
Hello, first of all wow, thank you so much for these winderful videos. I wanted to ask do or have the chimps ever eaten meat? I think they do in the wild, but obviously it is different now they arent. How do you make sure they get the nuterients that they would normaly get from the likes of meat? And last but never least, thank you for everything you do for our amazing cousins
Debbie Reintzell says
Love my pal Terry?