Category Archives: Sign Language

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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FRUIT

Tatu was in an artist mood last month. She titled this piece FRUIT. To support the care of Tatu and Loulis you can purchase an art print at: http://www.friendsofwashoe.org/shop/art_prints.html

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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 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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A Day in the Life

At CHCI we believe in daily routines. Keeping some consistency in the daily schedule lets the chimpanzees know what’s coming up next, and what their options are. This allows the chimpanzees to make choices about how the day progresses, choices … Continue reading

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Friends and Playdoh

Tatu was very impressed with a playdoh flower that Kaeley made and signed FLOWER GIMMIE THAT! Kaeley told her THAT NOT FOOD. This didn’t seem to bother Tatu. She found a bag and pushed it under the fencing for Kaeley … Continue reading

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Amazon Wish List!

It is always exciting to receive gifts from our Amazon Wish List:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/DQAKW0M8SXUT Sparkling juice arrive at the sanctuary yesterday and Tatu and Loulis were very excited to try it! Tatu sat next to one of her caregivers signing DRINK … Continue reading

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