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Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary A True Story of Resilience and Recovery

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ISBN-10: 0547737386

ISBN-13: 9780547737386

Edition: 2011

Authors: Andrew Westoll

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In 1997 Gloria Grow started a sanctuary for chimps retired from biomedical research on her farm outside Montreal. For the indomitable Gloria, caring for thirteen great apes is like presiding over a maximum security prison, a Zen sanctuary, an old folks’ home, and a New York deli during the lunchtime rush all rolled into one. But she is first and foremost creating a refuge for her troubled charges, a place where they can recover and begin to trust humans again. Hoping to win some of this trust, the journalist Andrew Westoll spent months at Fauna Farm as a volunteer and vividly recounts his time in the chimp house and the histories of its residents. He arrives with dreams of striking up an…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

ANDREW WESTOLL is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Riverbones, a travel memoir set in the jungles of Suriname. Before becoming a writer, Westoll trained as a primatologist in the South American rainforest, where he studied wild troops of capuchin monkeys. He now lives in Toronto. Visit him at

Chimphouse Floor Plan
Full-Moon Week
Zihuatanejo, Quebec
Our Disquieting Doubles
Blueprints of a Dream
The Cage Hospital
Toby and the Hoodlums
Operation Cucarachas
Tales from the Campfire
The Pressure washer
Inner Sanctuary
War Memorials
The Haunted
The End of an Era
How You Can Help the Chimps
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