Thanks to Montreal company Dose, the chimpanzees at Fauna are enjoying delicious, cold-pressed organic juices! Dose juices are an excellent food source loaded with nutrients. Because they are cold-pressed they retain their nutritional value. The chimpanzees are loving them and they are part of the balanced diet served each day in the Chimphouse.
Grâce à l’entreprise montréalaise Dose, les chimpanzés de Fauna savourent de délicieux jus biologiques pressés à froid! Les jus Dose sont une excellente source de nutriments. La pression à froid permet de conserver la valeur nutritive des ingrédients. Ces jus font partie du menu équilibré servi tous les jours aux chimpanzés, et ceux-ci en raffolent!
Tatu enjoys a bottle of Dose Taxi made with pineapple, apple mint and lime juices. Just like humans, individual chimpanzees have unique personalities and dexterity can differ from one chimp to another. Some chimpazees may bite down hard to open a bottle top while another will unscrew the lid. In the video,Tatu sips her juice and then when the bottle is empty, she screws the top back on and puts it aside. Thanks again to the folks at Dose for their donation of these fabulous juices!
Tatu savoure un jus Dose Taxi, fait d’ananas, de pomme, de menthe et de lime. Comme les humains, les chimpanzés ont une personnalité unique, et le degré de dextérité varie d’un individu à l’autre. Certains chimpanzés se servent de leurs dents pour ouvrir leur bouteille, alors que d’autres utilisent leurs mains. Dans la vidéo, Tatu sirote son jus, et une fois la bouteille vide, elle revisse le bouchon et la met de côté. Merci encore aux gens de chez Dose pour ces jus fabuleux!
Fauna Foundation is very concerned about an event taking place as part of Montreal 375th anniversary festivities. From August 24th -27th 2017, the city of Montreal, along with the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary are holding a rodeo event, called Nomadfest Urban Rodeo, in the Old Port of Montreal. Unfortunately, this Montreal rodeo will subject animals to stress, injury and even the risk of death for the sole purpose of entertainment. This is not a tradition that has ever represented the history of Montreal, nor is it representative of the values of its citizens. (more…)
Today marked the death of John Glenn. Born on July 18th, 1921, he went on to become a Marine pilot and in 1959 was selected for the Mercury astronaut training program. In 1962 he was the first American man to orbit the earth, circling it 3 times. He famously commented: “I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.” In 1998, at the age of 77, he made his second trip into space onboard the Space Shuttle, helping NASA learn what effects space had on older people. John Glenn lived a long and full life and passed away on December 8th, at the age of 95. (more…)
“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” — Madeline Miller
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear friend Norman Taylor.
Norman, known to his friends simply as Taylor, was one of Fauna’s first friends and has always been there for us in the role of volunteer, board member, advisor and most of all as a dear and trusted friend.
His great respect for the planet and all beings — both human and non-human — was exemplary. He has campaigned his whole life for the rights and inclusiveness of all members of this planet and leaves behind a shining example and legacy, central to our beliefs, that we will never forget. (more…)