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2017 Wish List Challenges – February: Enrichment Items

Our Wish List Challenges are 6-month to 1-year supplies of non-perishable items the chimps need and love the most.

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We can accept any item listed regardless of the month they are requested.

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February: Enrichment Items

Lil' Mini kiddie pool toys 2Help us collect a variety of enrichment items for the chimps. Enrichment is any item that promotes physical activity, mental stimulation, or play to ensure the chimpanzees’ well-being. We have added a variety of enrichment items to our Amazon Wishlist including toys, tools to create enrichment items such as food puzzles, hair brushes, and more! Take a look at the variety of items added. 

Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
You can also send items yourself. Our shipping address is:

Save the Chimps
16891 Carole Noon Lane
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

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Month

Challenge

Goal

Result

January

Laundry Detergent

1 Jaybee

Help us collect a 6-month supply of laundry detergent. Our chimpanzee residents love to nest in soft fleece blankets and each day the blankets are washed by our dedicated caregivers and hung to dry in the Florida sunshine. That means over 300 blankets are washed daily at Save the Chimps! Help us with the important task of keeping the chimps’ blankets clean and dry by donating laundry detergent. 360 bulk-size

February
Enrichment

10 Toys (1)

 

Help us collect a variety of enrichment items for the chimps. Enrichment is any item that promotes physical activity, mental stimulation, or play to ensure the chimpanzees’ well-being. We have added a variety of enrichment items to our Amazon Wishlist including toys, tools to create enrichment items such as food puzzles, hair brushes, and more! Take a look at the variety of items added. 

502 items (two per chimp!)

March

Soy Protein Mix

Mona 8x10 with name

 

Soy protein shakes are used for chimpanzees requiring extra nutrition and sick chimpanzees who lose their appetites when they are feeling ill. After trying multiple nutritious supplements, we found this is the one they will drink when they are sick. It helps give them calories until they are back on their knuckles again. Also chimpanzees who take bad-tasting medicines get their pills crushed into protein shakes if they will not take it in the juice or Gatorade. Help us collect a year’s supply.
Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
550 containers

April

Toys and blankets

Leo with toy July 2014

Summer is right around the corner and the chimps would love plastic kiddie pools, beach toys, sports balls, and stuffed toys (stuffed with fluff only, no beans, foam, or wire). Blankets are in need so that the chimps can nest in the beautiful Florida sunshine. We also need 44-gallon trash bins to store the items in and keep them clean and dry. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. You can also send send items yourself. Our shipping address is:16891 Carole Noon Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. 760 toys 760 blankets 26 bins

May

Nuts in Shells

Garfield eating Feb 2014 0

 

Mixed Nuts in shells are used as enrichment for the chimps. Scattering nuts and other treats across the islands promotes natural foraging behavior. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. Almonds and pecans are a favorite! 1,300 lbs

June

Dried Fruit

kira-7-3-15

 

Dried fruit is a favorite treat of the chimps and is used in many enrichment devices. Enrichment promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and helps stimulate their intelligent minds. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 750 lbs

July

Tools, Tools, Tools!

Cliff - Repairing

Maintaining 150-acres, 13 chimp buildings, 12 islands, and keeping over 250 chimpanzees happy and safe is a never-ending job. Help our dedicated maintenance team get the job done!

Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.

Click for photos of our hard-working maintenance team.


February

Gatorade

drink(3)

Help us collect a 6-month supply of Gatorade. Gatorade is used in an extremely diluted form for chimps with kidney disease and elderly chimps requiring extra hydration. Chimpanzees who need medications also take it in a sip of Gatorade. 277 canisters (76oz)

September

Soy Protein Mix

Mona 8x10 with name

Soy protein shakes are used for chimpanzees requiring extra nutrition and sick chimpanzees who lose their appetites when they are feeling ill. After trying multiple nutritious supplements, we found this is the one they will drink when they are sick. It helps give them calories until they are back on their knuckles again. Also chimpanzees who take bad-tasting medicines get their pills crushed into protein shakes if they will not take it in the juice or Gatorade. Help us collect a year’s supply.
Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
 550 containers

October

Toys and blankets

Leo with toy July 2014

Chimpmas is right around the corner and the chimps would love plastic kiddie pools, beach toys, sports balls, and stuffed toys (stuffed with fluff only, no beans, foam, or wire). Blankets are in need so that the chimps can nest in the beautiful Florida sunshine. We also need 44-gallon trash bins to store the items in and keep them clean and dry. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. You can also send send items yourself. Our shipping address is:16891 Carole Noon Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. 760 toys 760 blankets 60 bins

November

Dried Fruit

kira-7-3-15

 

Dried fruit is a favorite treat of the chimps and is used in many enrichment devices. Enrichment promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and helps stimulate their intelligent minds. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 750 lbs.

December

Nuts in Shells

Garfield eating Feb 2014 0

 

The chimps love nuts in shells. They are scattered on the island for enrichment. This promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and stimulates activity. The chimps have such strong teeth and jaws that they are able to crack the nuts themselves. The nuts especially useful for enrichment are almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 1,300 lbs. TBD