Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

A nonprofit organization

$32,291 Raised by 125 Donors

81% complete

$40,000 Goal

Thank you for taking a look at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest page!

A LOT has happened since last year's Giving Day for Apes, and donors to this page last year made a huge difference in the lives of six particular chimpanzees.

We finished Phases 3 & 4 of our expansion–two playrooms and two greenhouses–which enabled us to welcome the Lucky Six at the end of June.

These six chimpanzees, like Honey B, Willy B, and Mave who arrived in 2019, came from Wildlife Waystation as part of the Chimpanzees in Need effort. We are beyond thrilled to have been able to welcome them to the sanctuary with your support.

A little bit about each of the Lucky Six:

Lucky presents her (ample) belly to her caregivers as an excited greeting.

Cy is seriously engrossed by magazines.

Rayne was shy at first but has since shown us her goofy and playful side.

Dora is adorable and adept at using tools.

Terry goes with the flow and enjoys human attention.

Gordo stays a bit in the background most of the time but is always keenly observing everything and at the ready for any and all food delivery.

What's Next:

Now we are focused on the next two phases of the expansion which will offer all nine chimpanzees who came from Wildlife Waystation a choice of outdoor habitats–we can't wait to see them explore!!

Getting to know their unique personalities and watching them blossom in their sanctuary home is the incredible reward of the hard work we do. It's equally rewarding to share their stories with you, which is why we have a daily blog:

Thank you to everyone who has donated any amount over the last thirteen+ years of the sanctuary's existence and for all new donors who have fallen in love with the sixteen chimpanzees of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest through our blog and social media sites. 

Their lives in sanctuary would not be possible without the support of generous, caring people like you. Your donations today will go towards the direct care of the chimpanzees and construction expenses to allow their lives to expand even more.

Your support will truly make a difference. 

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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PO BOX 952
CLE ELUM, WA 98922



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