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Welcome NAPSA!

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.. web_jb_move_porta_potty_aw_img_7343 We also set up a lunch tent for the humans to relax in. web_lunch_tent_set_up_img_7345 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. web_napsa_visit_under_platform_img_7350 Negra and Annie during the forage: web_negra_annie_forage_napsa_visit_img_7352 Foxie and Dora: web_foxie_dora_napsa_yh_aw_img_7358 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. web_jb_returning_porta_potty_napsa_aw_img_7431 Thanks to all our visitors, volunteers, and staff for making today possible! Thanks also to NAPSA for arranging this fantastic 2016 workshop! Annie: web_annie_top_twister_yh_aw_img_7347

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