Andrew Westoll spent months at Fauna Sanctuary, a refuge for
thirteen chimps rescued from a research lab, as a volunteer
caregiver. In The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, Westoll
vividly recounts his adventures in the chimp house and the
heart-wrenching histories of its residents. He arrives with dreams
of striking up an immediate friendship with the legendary Tom, a
father figure to the rest of the chimps. Tom proves the greatest
teacher to the indomitable Gloria Grow, who presides over the
sanctuary. Through Westoll''s eyes, we witness the chimps''
remarkable recovery first-hand. Simple things like establishing
friendships, nurturing alliances, grooming one another and playing
games of tickle-chase are all poignant testament to the capacity of
these animals to heal-and to learn how to be chimps again.