Thursday, September 23, 2010
Rachel's island of choice is always Jeannie's Island the one that looks out on the back pasture and towards the front gate where everyone arrive at the chimp house. If we are looking for Rachel on the island we can see her little hair sticking up just above the window in the house structure or as you see her below just under the willow tree that hangs over the walkway..
L'île de Jeannie est toujours celle que préfère Rachel et qui donne une vue sur le pâturage arrière et l'accès à la barrière d'entrée de la maison des chimpanzés. Si on cherche Rachel sur l'île on peut voir ces petits cheveux qui dépasse juste au dessus de la fenêtre de la structure de maison ou, comme dans la photo ci-bas, sous le saule qui s'étend au-dessus de la passerelle.
Voilà comment j'ai trouvé Pepper ce matin. Assise au soleil tout près de son lit avec une belle chaussette verte et orange fluo sur ses petites orteils recourbées... tellement adorable... Elle était
tellement contente de me montrer sa belle chaussette à l'heure du déjeuner!
Notice how all of her magazines, food bags and toys are all placed around her bed
Remarquez la façon dont tous les magazines, les sacs de nourriture et les jouets sont
disposés autour de son lit
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauds the recent creation of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of some of the best great ape sanctuaries in North America, the mission of NAPSA is, “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration, and outreach.”
Click here to read more on our site
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The seed for my novel Half Brother was planted in my mind over twenty years ago, but didn't germinate until late 2007 when I came across the obituary for Washoe, an extraordinary chimpanzee who had learned over 250 words of American Sign Language.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Aujourd'hui c'est l'anniversaire de Chance qui aura 27 ans. Chance est une petite fille sensible et adorable qui adore se faire remarquer. Dès que quelqu'un lui donne un peu de temps et d'attention elle lui sera une amie dévouée. Depuis quelques semaines elle s'est liée d'amitié avec Spock à travers les barreaux... Ils semblent aimer passer du temps ensemble. Elle passe également du temps avec un groupe plus nombreux dont Petra, Yoko, Rachel, Regis et Jethro. Nous avons organisé une fête avec des tonnes de décorations et d'articles d'enrichissement que Sharon Stewart, une bénévole de longue date, a amené lors de son passage.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Public outrage continues over the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) plan to transfer an estimated 186 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) in New Mexico to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in Texas, moving them from a holding facility to a lab where they will be more readily available for invasive research.
Before living at APF, these individuals endured years of research or use as “breeders” to make babies to be sent into research. New Mexico citizens and supporters nationwide; animal protection groups; actor Gene Hackman, who has a home in New Mexico; and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson have all joined in urging the NIH to halt their transfer plans.
Reade more: http://www.releasechimps.org/2010/07/08/200-chimps-being-shipped-to-texas-for-research/
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Back to school day: Backpacks, Paper, Crayons, Pencils, Rulers, Chalk, School books, Small black boars
Texture Day: Different Textured fabrics, sandpaper, waxed paper, silk paper
Chances slumber party: Pillows, magazines, slippers, scarves, necklaces, kids movies (DVDs)
Sports : Baseball (balls, gloves, plastic bats), Basketball (small nets, balls), Hockey (sticks, pucks) Frisbee,
Jungle Theme: Animal prints, safari hats, party bags with animals on them, stuffed animals with safari theme
Mexican : Pinata, sombrero, cactus, necklaces, poncho, maracas
A day at the Spa: Mirror, brush, comb, tooth brush/paste, tissue/paper towels, nail files, bubble bath
Under the sea: Sea shells, plastic fish toys, blue & green streamers, buckets, shovels
Asian : Paper lanterns, paper umbrella, purses, dragons items that are red
Anything related to the above themes are welcome: feel free to surprise the Chimps with something from your imagination!!
There are several ways you can make sure the chimps are provided with the amazing Theme Days.
1) Donate items on the Wish List. Please specify that they are for a particular theme.
2) Sponsor a Theme Day. By following the Donation link below, you can specify in the notes of your donation which Theme Day you would like to sponsor. We will do the shopping for you and we post the pictures of your Theme Day on the blog.
3) General Donation. If you can't find one Theme in particular you would like to sponsor, you can make a general donation for the Fauna Enrichment Theme Days and we will ensure that 100% of your donation will be used to provide the chimps with an exciting day.
Photo by :Amanda Bradley
Newton enjoying the outdoors.
Photo by :Amanda Bradley
Darla nibling on outdoor treats...
Photo by : Isabelle
Pougie loves the little PVC tubing that our volunteers make for them. If you look closely you can see that he has the whole tube in his mouth sticking out on each side of his cheek. He would pop it out pick at the tubing with his long fingers for a little bit, then, pop it all back in his mouth!!
Photo By: Isabelle
Sophie enjoying her morning breakfast!!
Here is Theo trying to find his food bag under a water bin in his enclosure. The is very determined and will work at someting for a long time and he never gives up...sometimes it takes him a little while to figure things out but he always does!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
As special thank you to all who have donated the Chimps love it all!!
Tons of balls from Heritage High School
Theme day Enrichment
Natasha preparing for the day!
Ken came to visit Fauna for some of his information, and has been speaking about his visit.
For more information see the link below:
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
Click here to enter: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=1510
First Prize: iPod touch (back by popular demand!)
With the 8GB iPod touch, you can listen to music, watch videos, and download free applications (exclusive to iTunes users)—including our CCIC Compassionate Shopping Guide—making it easy to shop over 250 Leaping Bunny certified companies guaranteed 100% free of animal testing! Enjoy a personalized iPod touch engraved with a special message that says, "Living happily cruelty-free!"
A BIG thank you to Whole Foods Market for generously donating this gift card, allowing the lucky winner to shop a huge selection of cruelty-free brands and products.
Third Prize: R&R and ESEC T-shirts
Show off your NEAVS' Campaign T-shirts and get the word out that students have a right to choose humane alternatives to dissection and that chimpanzees don't belong in labs.
(Pictured: ESEC child's long sleeved T-shirt, R&R women's fitted T-shirt. Both available in standard tee.)
Thank You & Good Luck!