Category Archives: CHCI Experiences

Olive meets Tatu and Loulis

Written by Sandra Casti Olive is one brave cat. When we lived in NYC, she rode the subways, trains, and buses with me from time to time and never meowed. She even seemed to enjoy the cross country drive we … Continue reading

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Chimpanzee Chess!

Written by Sandra Casti I learned how to play chess earlier this year, and have grown to really appreciate the strategic complexities of the game. As I created chess pieces out of cardboard in preparation for today’s advanced enrichment day, … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business (Or, Tatu is a good friend!)

When I went to greet the chimpanzees this morning they were both outside. Loulis was lying down on the cement steps but after a moment he bronx cheered to get my attention and initiated a rowdy game of chase. Then … Continue reading

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FRIEND

Anna is an old friend of Tatu and Loulis’s. After she graduated from CWU she interned at the Portland Zoo and now is working at a beautiful chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada called the Fauna Foundation. Whenever she visits Ellensburg she … Continue reading

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Stay Inside the Lines

Tatu and I were drawing. I had a piece of pink construction paper that I drew several shapes on with different color crayons. I passed the paper to Tatu and signed YOU DRAW. Tatu took her crayon and quickly filled … Continue reading

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Asher meets Tatu and Loulis

Asher was only two weeks old when he was first introduced to Tatu and Loulis. Asher and I visit Tatu and Loulis a couple of times a week. The last time I brought Asher in for a visit Tatu looked … Continue reading

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Black Cape Day!

Written by Kaeley Sullins I was working on a batch of laundry when I came across some new enrichment….TWO black capes! I knew Tatu and Loulis would love them! I brought one out for Tatu to wear and wore the … Continue reading

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