Public are invited to become members and tour world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary during Member Day
Save the Chimps will host its third annual Member Day Event on January 26, 2013. The first Member Day event, held in January 2012, reached capacity with 300 visitors who eagerly toured the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary to catch a glimpse of the chimpanzee residents.
The sanctuary is usually closed to the public so the chimpanzees can enjoy their lives in a peaceful environment. Member Day is the only opportunity for people to tour the 150-acre sanctuary and witness over 250 chimpanzees enjoying their island homes.
“Member Day was created as a way to connect the people who are dedicated to supporting our mission and give them an opportunity to witness first hand how their generosity benefits our chimpanzee residents,” said Save the Chimps Director of Communications Triana Romero.
Save the Chimps will be open to all current 2013 members or who become members at the $50 Enthusiast level. Guided walking tours of the sanctuary grounds begin at 11:00 AM through 3:00 PM, however, reservations are required to secure a time slot.
The walking tour covers 1.25 miles of the expansive 150-acre sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida. Members will observe over 250 chimpanzees as they roam the islands of grass, palm trees, hills, and climbing structures that allow the chimps to run and play, visit with friends or find a quiet corner to relax, bask in the sun or curl up in the shade.
Adults 18 and over--$50 donation per person
Children 10-17--$20 donation per child; must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
Children 9 and under—no donation requested; must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
If you are not yet a member of Save the Chimps, you still have an opportunity to join and register for this rare glimpse of sanctuary life. Visit http://www.savethechimps.org/memberday to become a member and reserve a tour time or call 772-429-2225 to reserve a slot.