The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

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Andrew Westoll spent months at Fauna Sanctuary, a refuge for thirteen chimps rescued from a research lab, as a volunteer caregiver. In The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, Westoll vividly recounts his adventures in the chimp house and the heart-wrenching histories of its residents. He arrives with dreams of striking up an immediate friendship with the legendary Tom, a father figure to the rest of the chimps. Tom proves the greatest teacher to the indomitable Gloria Grow, who presides over the sanctuary. Through Westoll's eyes, we witness the chimps' remarkable recovery first-hand. Simple things like establishing friendships, nurturing alliances, grooming one another and playing games of tickle-chase are all poignant testament to the capacity of these animals to heal - and to learn how to be chimps again.
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ISBN: 9781554686506

Published Date: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 268

Size: 8.01" l x 5.30" w x 0.77"

Subject

Wildlife