Hope. Love. Home... Sanctuary
From the CSNW Blog
Today was an exciting day! Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest had the honor of hosting some amazing passionate humans of the primate sanctuary community! This past week, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) held their 2 day conference (this year in Tacoma, Washington). Sanctuary founders, directors, coordinators, caregivers and allies discussed a diverse number of topics such as the founding of primate sanctuaries, visitor policies and their effects, and compassion fatigue. This morning, many of the conference attendees loaded onto a bus and made the drive to our sanctuary for a visit to the chimpanzees. We aren't normally set up for larger group tours,so there were a few things that needed to be rearranged first.. We also set up a lunch tent for the humans to relax in. Upon arrival, visitors split into smaller groups so they could eat lunch, get a look at some behind the scenes spaces, walk around Young's Hill, and view the chimps enjoying multiple lunch forages. Here, part of the group watches the chimps forage on Young's Hill. Negra and Annie during the forage: Foxie and Dora: After our visitors left, JB returned an important item to its rightful place next to the barn, and the chimpanzees continued to leisurely forage on this beautiful early fall day. Thanks to all our visitors, volunteers, and staff for making today possible! Thanks also to NAPSA for arranging this fantastic 2016 workshop! Annie:
Watch what five years of sanctuary means to seven chimpanzees.