Archive for January 3rd, 2018

Best of 2017!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Last year brought us some pretty great moments at the sanctuary, some of which we managed to capture on video. I picked through the 2017 blogs and thought I would share my 7 favorite videos from the year.

Here they are in no particular order:

First up! Fun with mister bottles:

Last summer Jamie became an honorary firefighter!

About a year ago, Negra injured one of her toes during a fight. Her injury required that our vet do a small surgery on the toe. After a successful surgery and recovery period, Negra went back with the rest of the group and we all breathed a sigh of relief. Her family was happy to have her back!

Let’s never forget this public service announcement from Jamie Chimpanzee:

We had some pretty great parties this year!
Here’s Foxie’s birthday:

And a Harry Potter day:

Foxie’s joy for new dolls is infectious!

What was your favorite video from 2017? What did I leave out?

Happy Birthday, Manuela!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

I often marvel at the love the chimpanzees receive from friends and loved ones. To think they spent so many years unknown to so many and now they fill so many hearts and lives the world over. Manuela Santacreu sponsored this day of sanctuary as a gift for herself and Annie, Burrito, Foxie, Jamie, Jody, Missy and Negra and sends this lovely message about today:

“Pour mon anniversaire, parce qu’il n’y a rien de plus beau que le bonheur simple de savoir ces chimpanz√©s heureux ! bravo √† vous tous! ‘For my birthday, because there is nothing more beautiful than the simple happiness of knowing these happy chimpanzees! Congratulations to you all!'”

Manuela, thank you so much for sharing your celebration with the chimps! We appreciate the lasting difference your support makes in their lives. All of the primates here at CSNW wish you the happiest of days!


Annie hugging Missy:


Burrito and Jody:

Burrito and Jody with bamboo

Foxie and doll: