Seeking your input! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
 

VIRTUAL HOOT! Survey

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...)

Fill out the survey now and then come back to this email - it will still be here.

 
 

Warning: This Sanctuary Under Construction

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.

The chimpanzees also often have serious business to attend to, such as ridding their home of intruders.   

Life at the sanctuary, like life in general, is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and lots of uncertainty.

We feel very lucky to be able to share the full spectrum of sanctuary life with you. Thank you for your support!

 
 
 

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
PO Box 952  | Cle Elum, Washington 98922
(509) 699-0728 | info@chimpsnw.org

Registered 501c3 | EIN: 68-0552915

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser

Unsubscribe