This past month, I’ve had the privilege of reading an Advanced Copy for the purpose of writing a book review of “The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary…A True Store of Resilience and Recovery”. For the animal lover, especially the chimp fan, this book is a must read! The author; Andrew Westoll is an award-winning narrative journalist who once lived as a monkey researcher in the jungles of Surimame and most recently went to live and work with Gloria Grow at Fauna Sanctuary. Most of the chimpanzees in Gloria’s care come from the horror of primate research in the United States. As Andrew gets to knows these chimps, he begins a journey to track down the scientists, lab techs, and care takers of these chimps past lives.
Though all the chimps at Fauna Sanctuary have a past, Tom’s story was perhaps the saddest yet most resilient of them all. Tom spent 30-years at NYU as a research animal and survived over 300 procedures. The journey that Gloria took to build Fauna Sanctuary, the live of these wonderful creatures who have been saved by coming to the sanctuary; and the experiences that Andrew shares with us while getting to know each and every one of these rescued chimps will make you both laugh and cry. This book is well written, engaging and simply a must read! It’s been an honor to preview this wonderful book and in learning about Gloria and the Chimps, I’m proud to do my part to spread the word!
Visit the website of Fauna Sanctuary
In honor of Tom and all the Chimps at Fauna Sanctuary, I found these fantastic cards at Greeting Card Universe!
Artists Left to Right: Doreen Erhardt, Tammy Moody, Cornered Greeting Cards, Gravityx9 & Els De Winter
Here are my fellow GCU Blog Carnival buddies and their links to Monkey Business!
Sun at Night Studios, Sun at Night:
Collecting Monkey Art: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
One of the most popular primate art is the collection of the three wise monkeys otherwise known as: See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil…
Brenda Thour’s Card Shop, Brenda Thour:
Time For Some Monkey Business
I have been looking at the Greeting Card Universe site and came across these cool monkey themed greeting cards and would like to share them with you…
Salon of Art, Doreen Erhardt:
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
This past month, I’ve had the privilege of reading an Advanced Copy for the purpose of writing a book review of “The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary…A True Store of Resilience and Recovery”…
I Love Cuttables, Cindy Johns:
Here’s my layout spread entitled, “Mommy’s Little Monkey” – and the second page is the one where I shared pictures of him playing his own little game of monkey-see-monkey-do…