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#ChimpChat: Genesis and Michael

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

For today’s #ChimpChat, we’re getting to know female chimpanzee Genesis, with the help of her friend and caregiver, Michael. When asked to describe Genesis in three words, Michael chose special, persistent, and talented. “I wanted to talk about Genesis because she tends to be a bit reserved,” Michael explained. “Not reserved in a bad way, […]

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#ChimpChat: Brooke and Arthur

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Caregiver Brooke describes 14-year old Arthur as stunning, charming, and enjoyable. She has worked with Arthur for the majority of his month-long residency at the Project Chimps sanctuary. In that time, they have formed quite the connection. “Since I started working with Arthur, his personality has evolved from a shy, timid chimp to a sweet, […]

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What’s on a chimp’s menu?

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Help us Plan the Chimps’ Menu for the New Year! Yes, it is the end of the year and if you make a gift before midnight on the 31st of December you will be able to use it as a tax deduction for 2016.  We are going to skip the usual “last chance to donate” […]

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#ChimpChat: Joel and Taz

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

This week’s #ChimpChat features Caregiver Joel talking about his new friend, Taz! As one of the more shy guys, Joel decided to talk about Taz, “to shed some light on a chimp that may be overlooked from time to time due to the other goofy and strong personalities in his group”. “My instant impression of […]

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Quintin is Home! And this video proves it.

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Dear Friend, Providing sanctuary for chimpanzees is so humbling. I like to look for signs that a resident feels home.  Sometimes, you can tell they feel at home when they are comfortable enough to tell you what they really think of that raw eggplant (by banging at us) or when you see them doing something […]

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#ChimpChat: Janie and Sopulu

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

Hooray for another #ChimpChat Wednesday! Today, Caregiver Janie introduces her new friend, Sopulu. “The first night Sopulu arrived at Project Chimps he displayed the persona of a little spitfire,” Janie explained. “He’s a pint-sized male, but incredibly stocky. Don’t let his tiny stature fool you. He’s definitely figured out how to use his little form […]

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Job Opening: Part time office assistant

Sarah Baeckler Davis

Job Opening: Part time office assistant Open: Immediately Closed: When filled Position Description: Project Chimps is located on 236-acres of forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural northern Georgia. Project Chimps is seeking part time office assistant to help with general office duties, and who is committed to our mission of providing the highest standard of […]

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#ChimpChat: Michael and Emma

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

It’s our favorite day of the week, #ChimpChat Wednesday! Today we’ll be checking in with Caregiver Michael, who will be chatting with us about Emma. Emma is an 11-year old, higher ranking female chimpanzee who lives with nine other females at the Cedar Tree Villa. Michael describes Emma as brilliant, playful, and very observant. “I […]

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#ChimpChat: Janie and Gertrude

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

It’s time for another #ChimpChat Wednesday! Today, Caregiver Janie explains the unique connection she has with female chimpanzee Gertrude. “Gertrude and I literally fell in love at first sight,” Janie explained. “She intensely held out her hand from across the room and asked for my attention. She quickly ran over to me, looked very deeply […]

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#ChimpChat: Brooke and Gracie

Lindsay Vanderhoogt

It’s time for a new #ChimpChat with Caregiver Brooke! Brooke and her chimp friend Gracie share a special bond. “Every time Gracie looks at me with her deep brown eyes it’s a special bonding moment,” Brooke explains. “One memory that stands out to me is when the other chimps were arguing and she came to me for […]

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