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Looking forward to a positive future
In a joint statement Friends of Washoe and Central Washington University announced today that Friends of Washoe, in the best interests of Tatu and Loulis, will move them to another sanctuary. To read the full statement please click here.
Currently, Friends of Washoe is working towards relocating Tatu and Loulis to the Fauna Foundation Sanctuary in Québec, Canada. Fauna Foundation has applied to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for a permit that would allow the transfer.
In 1981 Friends of Washoe was established to ensure the care of Washoe and her family. We remain committed to Tatu and Loulis and will continue their financial support. Any support you provide will go directly to their care. We also encourage you to support Fauna Foundation. You can visit their website at www.faunafoundation.org
Interested in what happens day-to-day in the chimpanzees' lives? To get a peek at life and work at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute you can:
Established in 1981, Friends of Washoe is a non-profit organization (501.c3) dedicated to the welfare of chimpanzees and especially Tatu and Loulis, the chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute on the campus of Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington.
SIGN OF THE DAY
Sign of the Day is a way to be sure that signs have not dropped out of the chimpanzees' vocabulary. The particular sign for the day is randomly chosen from the chimpanzees' vocabularies. Throughout each day caregivers will record the occurrence of the Sign of the Day with detail about its form and use.
Today's word is: HURT
Click here to learn the sign.