Chimpanzees are our closest animal relative. We share 98.5% of our genetic makeup with them. They are more closely related to us than they are to Gorillas.
FIRST MEETING : Watch the video to see CSNW first efforts to integrate Willy B, Honey B, and Mave into the Cle Elum Seven family by introducing them to Missy, Annie, and Jody. The day included a couple scrapes and bruises and a lot of frayed nerves (both humans and chimpanzees), but overall it was a success......
HERCULES & LEO FINALLY IN SANCTUARY! : (03/24/18) After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired at Project Chimps, a 95-hectare sanctuary in the wooded hills of Morgantown, Georgia. https://projectchimps.org
LOVE ALWAYS FOR TOBY : With heavy heart Fauna writes to let us know that Toby died suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct 16, 2017. "He was a dear friend to us all and will be dearly missed. With each death at Fauna we are reminded of our mission to provide a peaceful life for our residents. That we did for Toby, he spent 15 years at Fauna after a life in a zoo. He had good chimpanzee and human friends." Learn more about this dear boy....
BREAKING NEWS! : (05/30/17) The HSUS, New York Blood Center announce landmark agreement for care of Liberian chimpanzees. The New York-based medical charity has committed $6 million to The HSUS to help with the decades-long task of providing long-term care for the animals. This morning’s joint announcement signals a critical turnaround in The HSUS’s relationship with the NYBC. Most importantly, it provides financial resources for the careful stewardship of these chimpanzees, who deserve every me