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August 10th: 3rd Annual Ales for Apes

Time: Saturday – August 10, 12pm – 10pm Event: 3rd Annual Ales for Apes sponsored by Jersey Boys Pizzeria, Redmond OR (527 NW Elm) Description: Live music, local beer and hard cider event. Headlining the music is Necktie Killer! Music […]

July 14th: Thiele’s Birthday

Time: All Day Event: Thiele’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were our own. If you would like to make Thiele’s birthday a little extra special you can send birthday presents or donations to […]

May 18th: Plant Conservation Day

Time: All Day Event: Plant Conservation Day Description: We hope you will join us in this global celebration, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and conserving plants for people & animals of the planet.

May 10th: Alfonz’s Birthday

Time: All Day Event: Alfonz’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were ours. If you would like to make Alfonz’s birthday a little extra special you can certainly send birthday presents or donations to […]

May 2nd: CJ’s Birthday

Time: All Day Event: CJ’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were ours. If you would like to make CJ’s birthday a little extra special you can certainly send birthday presents or donations to […]

April 15th: Emma’s Birthday

Time: All Day Event: Emma’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were ours. If you would like to make Emma’s birthday a little extra special you can certainly send birthday presents or donations to […]

March 26th: Herbie’s Birthday

Time: All Day Event: Herbie’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were ours. If you would like to make Herbie’s birthday a little extra special you can certainly send birthday presents or donations to […]

January 18th: Jackson's Birthday

Time: All Day Event: Jackson’s Birthday Description: We celebrate each of the chimpanzee’s birthdays as if they were ours. If you would like to make Jackson’s birthday a little extra special you can certainly send birthday presents or donations to […]

Maggie

September 2, 1990 – October 29, 2013

Kimie

December 28, 1988 – January 6, 2011

Katia

May 11, 1996 – February 26, 2010

Rose

May 20, 1991 – August 24, 2006

Pumpkin Fun

We have a fun fall enrichment tradition for the animals at Chimps Inc.: every year we carve out pumpkins and fill them with tasty treats.  For the chimps we stuff them with fruits and veggies and nuts, but the lynx […]

Tuesday Morning with the Chimps

I had a smile on my face all morning while volunteering at the sanctuary on Tuesday. I gave everybody breakfast and a special treat: a cup of hot (decaf!) coffee.  Thiele hadn’t moved away from the feed door after she received her breakfast because […]

A Blossoming Friendship

Just like people, sometimes two chimps just don’t get along.  When CJ first arrived at the sanctuary last August, Patti was not the most welcoming hostess.  She went out of her way to make sure CJ knew who was boss, and […]

Thiele the Architect

In the wild, chimps sleep in nests in the trees which they build by bending and lacing branches together. They construct them carefully and purposefully, first creating a strong foundation by choosing specific branches based on flexibility and durability, and then using leaves and twigs […]

Jackson: Terrible Twelves

Jackson is the youngest male chimp here at the Sanctuary. At 12-years-old he is right in the middle of adolescence and it shows. With chimpanzees you get the “terrible twelves” rather than the “terrible twos”. When I first began my […]

Cooling Off

Entering a new enclosure is always exciting for the chimps. They know that when coming back, or getting let into a new enclosure comes many surprises. Keeping the chimps on their toes and creating excitement for them is very important […]

Emma and the Broken Laptop

One way to keep Emma occupied is by giving her a laptop computer. Not to worry though, this laptop stopped working long ago. Despite its’ lack of power and empty screen, Emma is enjoying this foreign object anyhow. Since retrieving […]