July 9, 2016

 

This past April, I found a lemon tree growing under some steps leading into one of our buildings. Seeing that it had no access to sunlight, I decided to relocate this tree into the open field by our main work area. I considered how similar the situation was concerning this tree and the monkeys that we provide with sunny, natural homes. The monkeys who have been kept in basements, garages or laboratories are similar to this lemon tree tucked away in the shade. By moving the lemon tree into the sun, it will have a much brighter future ahead, just as the monkeys who come to Jungle Friends.

After a year of working at Jungle Friends, I have learned and experienced quite a lot concerning how to care for the monkeys. Among the many tasks we complete daily, I've found that building and furnishing our capuchin habitats is one of the more rewarding components of the job. As a mile marker along the road to success, I would like to give back and test out my skills at constructing a habitat from scratch. My goal is for this project to be a learning experience for our new caregivers and volunteers as well as a lasting token of my gratitude for the impact working with the monkeys has had on me. I'm calling it: Project Lemon Tree.
            
I have personally donated $1,800 towards the completion of this project as well as volunteer hours needed to build. Right now we have raised $3,245 of the $5,000 needed for materials to complete Project Lemon Tree! I need your help to raise the remaining $1755 to hit our goal! Please Donate Here to contribute to the habitat or sign up to Volunteer!

Any contribution of volunteering time or money is greatly appreciated. Thank you, as always, for your continued support as we strive to provide the best care possible for our monkeys.

Sincerely, 
Jacob Chapman
Capuchin and Spider Caregiver
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary


P.S Lucky's Market is letting the local community pick their next nonprofit for "Bags for Change" Donations! Help us by Voting for Jungle Friends- it will only take a minute of your time!
Independence Day Anniversaries!
This week we celebrated the one year arrival anniversary of 57 retired research monkeys and a "pet" capuchin, Dexter! Sponsor Dexter today!

Animal Rights National Conference
Kari and Sara are at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles, July 7-10. Stop by to visit their booth and pick up some monkey art! 
More info here
Everyday Vegan Stories Screening 
Join us on July 23rd for a Vegan Potluck and Screening of Everyday Vegan Stories! Come early for a perimeter tour! RSVP Today!

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