Chimps Jill and Arthur to be Reunited for Mother’s Day

Announcements, Outdoors
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have so much to be excited about here at the sanctuary. Twenty-nine-year-old Jill will soon be reunited with her son, 17-year-old Arthur!

Though we don’t know all the details of their relationship, we know that they were separated for years in the lab and may have been separated at or soon after Arthur’s birth.

Jill and Arthur will soon have the chance to meet!

We don’t know what to expect and realize that they may not know one another as mother and son, but we can’t wait to see their reaction!

Our chimpanzee care team is carefully introducing Marlon’s group of six males (including Arthur) to Jurita’s group of ten females (including Jill) in Chimps Ahoy Villa. Soon, it will be Jill and Arthur’s turn to be in the same room together. Will they recognize one another? Will they play? Or will they ignore one another?

We don’t know, but what a special Mother’s Day reunion this may be!

Moments like this are made possible with your support, so we hope you’ll considersponsoring a chimp or sending a Project Chimps gift for Mother’s Day, upcoming graduations or summer celebrations.

Our new Project Chimps notecards and baby onesies make great gifts too. Simply scroll down to see some of our great gift options below.

You’ll be giving a gift with meaning – one that helps provide a new life for a former research chimpanzee.

Arthur is Jill’s son. The pair was separated in the lab and will soon meet in Chimps Ahoy Villa in time for Mother’s Day.
Support Arthur and Jill’s reunion by sponsoring a chimpanzee for Mother’s Day, graduation or summer celebrations
Order by Monday, May 6, and we’ll ship a special package to the mother in your life in time for Mother’s Day. Select our Mother’s Day Chimp, above, or our Celebration Chimp or Party Chimp, below.
Celebration Chimp features white flowers and a toy champagne bottle of real blowing bubbles.
Party Chimp features a colorful neck ribbon and bouquet of bright star-shaped plastic balloons.
Sponsor one of these chimpanzees!
Sponsor a Chimp Monthly starting at $23
Sponsor a Chimp Annually starting at $250
Give our New Project Chimps Note Card Set
Send your next note or gift with a keepsake chimpanzee card! This set includes 12 beautiful cards featuring four artistic double exposure images of former research chimpanzees and Blue Ridge Mountain scenes. The images were created by Project Chimps chimpanzee caregiver/photographer Crystal Alba. Each folded card measures 4.75″ x 6.25″ and the set comes in a framed paper box with envelopes included. All proceeds help the chimps!
Buy our New Baby Onesie for a New Mom or Mom-to-Be
You can support Project Chimps no matter how young you are. Our onesies are made of 100% organic cotton.
Our pink and avocado-colored onesiesare printed with environmentally friendly phthalate-free soy based inks.
Photos by Crystal Alba & Leslie Wade

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