Category Archives: Dar

WHO IN THERE?

Shortly after Dar passed away I shared this conversation we had about my pregnancy in a post titled Solace. “Two weeks ago when I was interacting with Dar I signed WHAT THAT? pointing to my belly that is just starting … Continue reading

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Attending an Advanced Chimposium – NYC to Ellensburg

Written by: Sandra Casti This past October, I flew across the country on a mission to confirm my decision to apply for Central Washington University’s M.S. program in Primate Behavior. My dad and I planned a trip out west for … Continue reading

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From Brea Woodhouse

Written by: Brea Woodhouse When I first came to CHCI as a student in the PRIM 220 class, Mary Lee told us that when we walk in this building we can leave everything else outside; that being here would allow … Continue reading

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From Lizz Stewart

Written by: Lizz Stewart I was thirteen the first time I went to a chimposium at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute with my eighth grade class. My science teacher had been talking up the Chimposium trip for the better … Continue reading

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From Callie Johnston

Written by: Callie Johnston After graduating from Everett Community College, the daunting decision of what to do with my life loomed as large as an elephant in a china shop. Delicately trying to navigate passion and job security, I could … Continue reading

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Treasure Your Friendships.

Written by: Glee Larsen I began my chimpcare training in the summer of 2010, and so have been interacting directly with Tatu, Dar, and Loulis for over two years now. I feel that our friendship has grown tremendously over the … Continue reading

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Oral Hygiene Hijinks

The chimpanzees ask for toothbrushes frequently. I used to just pass out the toothbrushes and sit with them while they brushed their teeth but one day I thought I could use some fresher breath so I grabbed a toothbrush for … Continue reading

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