About CSNW

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries. On June 13, 2008 the first residents of the sanctuary arrived. This group, now called the Cle Elum Seven, were living in the windowless basement of a biomedical research facility before coming to CSNW. They had been used for decades as biomedical research subjects and to produce more chimpanzee babies for research.

The sanctuary is located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, east of Seattle. Our mission is to provide lifetime quality care for formerly abused or exploited chimpanzees, while advocating for great apes through education and collaboration.

Posting to the blog has become one of the many duties that we love about our jobs.

2 Responses to “About CSNW”

  1. Rita Stevenson says:

    We ALL love to read your your daily post Re: describing the chimps lives, or describing the chimps as individuals and as a group. I never tire from viewing the videos or pics of the Cle Elum Seven. No other sanctuary shares as much as CSNW does.I thank you for sharing their lives via this blog.
    As a direct result of all the video blogs, and the Caregivers notes,I ‘ve come to now recognize them, and Ive come to know their personalites,likes and dislikes,etc.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Diana says:

    Thanks so much for these kind words, Rita! And for your support of the Cle Elum Seven. We are able to give them a better life because of supporters like you

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