Laura Bradshaw sponsored a day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees in honor of her son, Ben Bradshaw! Laura shared this message about her gift:
“August 15th is my son’s birthday and he’s a huge fan of CSNW. He is an animal lover who is partial to primates. When Ben found the Sanctuary online and saw your approach to the seven (soon to be ten) chimpanzees he was intrigued. When he followed the blogs and got to know each of the seven individually, he was smitten. Now Chimp Blogs are a regular part of our day. When I asked Ben which chimpanzee he liked best, he really had a hard time because there is so much to admire about each one. He finally said Negra but that is most likely because she was so adorable enjoying her peanut butter laced birthday waffles this year. It’s heart-warming to see these lovely animals thriving and exhibiting their own special personalities in a place where they are valued and respected. Thank you staff, volunteers, supporters and Missy, Annie, Jody, Foxie, Jamie, Burrito, and Negra for sharing your celebrations, ordinary days, and adventures with all of us.”
Laura, what a wonderful gift for the chimpanzees and Ben! Thank you so much for including the chimps in your celebration!
Happy Birthday, Ben! All of us at the sanctuary wish you the best of days! We love hearing how much you enjoy following the chimps and we’re so grateful for the difference you’ve helped make in their lives. I am pretty sure Negra would say she hopes you get waffles. 🙂