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!