We are grateful to have the support of so many wonderful people.
We hope all of you will join us on Saturday, September 12th for the VIRTUAL HOOT! gala celebration fundraiser.
We have some planned surprises in store but are still putting the details together. You can help by telling us how you plan to participate (including letting us know what your wardrobe might be that night...)
As promised in last month's e-news, we took a (measured) leap of faith and began construction on the next phases of the expansion! Things are progressing well with Honey B, Mave, and Willy B having front-row seats to watch as their home grows.
If you missed it, check out the detailed plans for Phases 2 and 3 in this blog post by J.B.
Happy Birthday Foxie!
Foxie turned 44 years young last week!
She and her friends (notably Burrito) had a fantastic watermelon-rich birthday celebration on Saturday. Watch the video for some outrageous chimpanzee vocalizations.
Celebrating Mave, Willy B, and Honey B's arrival anniversary
This is difficult to believe, but August 18th is the one-year anniversary of the arrival of Willy B, Honey B, and Mave to the sanctuary from Wildlife Waystation.
Of course we will be throwing them a party.
YOU can celebrate by picking up one of the beautiful MAVE t-shirts, designed by Tim at our merchandise partner EcoJoia, in our store.
It's not all fun and games
We love to share the good times, of which there are many, but sanctuary work is actually pretty hard.
There are the worries when one of the chimpanzees is sick or injured and has to be separated from their group, which we've been experiencing a fair amount recently. Thankfully this is often followed by the relief when a good health report is received, like for Jody last week.
Then there's the everyday labor. Staff member Anthony recently shared a video about all the steps it takes to clean, which is what the caregivers spent the most time doing.