Meeting & Greeting the Chimps

Meeting & Greeting the Chimps

I have been an intern at Chimps Inc for 3 weeks and it has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to bond with the chimps and learned a lot about them. This weekend was the first “meet and greet” since I have been interning. It was very neat to see the community come to Chimps Inc and learn about the chimpanzees. It rained during the first tour and was pretty cold, but things got better after that! It was neat to accompany the tours and see how they are run by the caregivers. Everyone at Chimps Inc is very passionate about the work they do and they truly care about the chimpanzees. It has been very cool to see just how much all the caregivers, volunteers, and interns care about the work they do. I have enjoyed being able to bond with some of the chimpanzees. Jackson and I have blown kisses to each other and Topo is always happy to see me. Everyday I can’t help but smile knowing that I am helping these animals. From cleaning enclosures, running errands, preparing food, preparing enrichment, and bonding with the chimps, this has been one of the best experiences in my life. I have really enjoyed my time here at Chimps Inc and can’t wait to see what happens over the rest of my time here!

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Eleanor H., Intern

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