Our amazing supporter Shelley Winfrey, sponsored this day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees in memory of her dad, Bill Clark. Shelley, thank you so much for including the chimpanzees in this important day. We’re all wishing you and your family a day filled with comfort and loving remembrance.
Some of the chimps (particularly Honey B) spent the day after Christmas investigating their new presents:
She also found an old standby. These rainbow toe socks seem to never get old!
As for me, this will be my last blog for a little while as I head into my maternity leave. Fingers crossed our baby girl comes soon (due date is tomorrow!). Many thanks go to all my extremely supportive coworkers for covering for me and Chad for joining the team this winter! I’ve been jealously watching Negra nap in the most luxurious fleece blanket nest today and am secretly longing for a bit of time off in my own nest. Talk to you all next year!
The chimpanzees don’t follow the same food etiquette rules as most of us. Chewing extremely loudly with your mouth wide open is no big deal if you’re a chimp and somehow it’s still pretty endearing! We posted this video on Instagram yesterday and due to popular demand, decided it needed to be shared on multiple platforms.
Kelsi put this delightful video together for yesterday, but alas, our internet was having a slow day! I’m more than happy to share it with everyone today instead 🙂
This day of sanctuary was sponsored by long-time supporter Eric Dodge in honor of his birthday! What a great way to celebrate your big day! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays today Eric, from all of us at the sanctuary!
There is so much to be thankful for this year!
As Burrito continues to improve after his surgery, we have all slowly been able to take deep breaths of relief. Please enjoy these photos of the girls taking in some fresh air on Young’s Hill this morning.