Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew WestollChimps Of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary

byAndrew Westoll

Paperback | April 10, 2012

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Winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Fiction

Finalist for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Edna Staebler Prize for Creative Non-Fiction and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

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One magical summer, primatologist and author Andrew Westoll lived and worked at the Fauna Sanctuary, a refuge for thirteen chimpanzees rescued from a medical research lab. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is Westoll's vivid account of his adventures as a volunteer caregiver in the chimphouse and a heart-wrenching biography of its residents. 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.

ANDREW WESTOLL is an award-winning narrative journalist and internationally published author. A former biologist and primatologist, his first book,The Riverbones, is a travel memoir set in the jungles of Suriname, where he once lived as a monkey researcher. Andrew now lives and writes in Toronto. Visit him
Title:Chimps Of Fauna SanctuaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554686504

ISBN - 13:9781554686506

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