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Enrichment Sponsorships

Birthday Sponsorship Program

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Full Sponsorship- $265

Benefits:

  • Private walking tour of the sanctuary
  • New donors receive a one-year membership
  • Special, exclusive birthday party photos
  • Recognition for sponsorship (unless otherwise requested)

What your donation provides:

  • Birthday decorations (streamers, piñatas, & other festive paper products)
  • Healthy and ape appropriate birthday “cake” & birthday treats
  • 2 ape appropriate birthday presents

Partial Sponsorship- $125

Benefits:

  • New donors receive a one-year membership
  • Special, exclusive birthday party photos
  • Recognition for sponsorship (unless otherwise requested) 

What your donation provides:

  • Birthday decorations (streamers, piñatas, & other festive paper products)
  • 1 ape appropriate birthday present

*Please note that birthday party sponsorships are limited to 1 full sponsorship (1 donor) or 2 partial sponsorships (2 donors). If a birthday party has already been sponsored, you may sponsor another apes’ birthday.

**New donors will receive a one-year membership with benefits. Member benefits include invitations to member-only events such as Spring and Holiday member events, as well as a subscription to our monthly eNewsletter.

***It should be noted that not all of our apes are photogenic, but we will do our best to provide the most professional (and adorable) photos.

****Birthday “cakes”, treats and presents will be prepared accordingly to the preferences of your sponsored ape.

Ape Birthdays

BamBam– January 3rd  

Maggie– January 12th

Stryker– January 19th

Katie– February 5th

Jacob– February 15th

Jonah– February 15th

Bubbles– March 11th

Oopsie– March 11th

Harry– March 18th

Chuckie– April 6th

Jam– April 9th

Ellie– April 17th

Popi– April 23rd

Bailey– May 4th

Angel– May 5th

Jessie– June 6th

Ripley– June 12th

Mickey– June 13th

Sunshine– June 13th  

Kiki– June 20th

Kenya– July 1st

Tango– July 17th

Mowgli– July 22nd

Archie– July 31st

Daisy– August 4th

Kodua– August 7th

Pongo– August 16th

Radcliffe– August 18th

Jethro– August 24th

Murray– September 7th

Geri– September 13th

Butch– September 16th

Chipper– September 16th  

Pebbles– September 20th

Bella– September 29th

 

Knuckles– October 3rd

Linus– October 10th

Christopher– October 11th

Mari– October 24th

Marco– November 21st

Keagan– November 23rd

Brooks– November 30th

Boma– December 14th

Louie– December 19th

Noelle– December 19th

Natsu– December 29th

Allie– December 30th

Enrichment Sponsorship Program

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Chimpanzees and orangutans are highly intelligent sentient beings. In their natural habitat, they face everyday obstacles such as foraging for food, navigating their environment, participating in social activities and avoiding danger.

It is essential to their well-being that they are kept engaged and stimulated. There are several types of enrichment that we utilize; sensory, food-based, manipulative, environmental and behavioral-social. Each type of enrichment encourages our residents to overcome challenges and to solve problems that would be natural to them.

Beginning in 2018, each month we will be fundraising for a unique enrichment item that will be provided to a specific ape or group of apes.

We are asking our members, supporters, and friends to help sponsor these enrichment items.  As a sponsor, you may donate as little as $5.00 or as much as the total cost of the item and any donation amount in between.

Weekly updates will be posted on social media regarding the campaign progress as well as acknowledgment of the sponsors thus far (unless otherwise requested by them).

Chimpanzees and orangutans have the ability to recognize themselves as individuals separate from one another and from the environment. As self-aware individuals, having an item that enables them to investigate and explore themselves is highly enriching. Interestingly, it has been observed that self-aware individuals tend to inspect places on their bodies that they normally cannot see, such as their eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.

Looky Lou’s are a wonderfully engaging enrichment item. January's enrichment sponsorship is for two Looky Lou’s will be for Angel, Maggie, Jonah, Mickey, and Daisy, who are the most captivated by their reflection.

The price for two Looky Lou’s is $364, please help us reach our goal by January 31st!