March 2, 2016

 

Nim Chimpsky was a chimpanzee who was the subject of an extended study of animal language at Columbia University. Chimpsky was given his name as a pun on Noam Chomsky, a leading theorist on human language structure and generative grammar, who holds that humans are "wired" to develop language.

On March 25 at 6:30 pm Jungle Friends will screen the film Project Nim, a documentary based on the book "Nim Chimpsky, The Chimp who Would be Human," by Elizabeth Hess. Project Nim is very entertaining and thought-provoking, the documentary followed Nim on his journey through human culture. His story was told with a mixture of amusing, heartwarming, appalling and heartbreaking situations during that journey.


My friend and Nim's hero, Bob Ingersoll, will be here to tell you the inside scoop on how he rescued Nim from a research lab. Bob's love and concern for Nim will be evident as you hear him talk about his beloved friend.

Come a little early and take a short perimeter tour of Jungle Friends 30+ acre sanctuary. If you are going on the tour, please download the Sign Up Document and fill it out, prior to your arrival. Bring it with you and you will be ready for your tour!

Please be sure to RSVP and make a $10 donation in honor of Nim to hold your seat as soon as possible -- we can only accommodate 30 people, so don't delay.

We will be serving vegan snacks before the film.
  Kari Bagnall, Founder & Executive Director 
  Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary 
  386-462-7779

P.S. Please don't forget to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey by making a donation toward our $25,000 matching gift to our Monkey Medical Fund! 

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