Category Archives: Chimpanzee

Two famed sign-language chimps headed to Fauna!

I’ve been speaking about The Chimps to book clubs, library groups, literary types and animal lovers for more than two years now, and every time I do someone asks: “Can Gloria accept any more chimpanzees into her sanctuary?” My answer … More

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When it rains…

A writer’s life is a solitary one, filled with strange days, sleepless nights and constant self-doubt (and if you happen to be a writer’s new wife, multiply these afflictions by a factor of ten). But then, if you are lucky … More

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What’s Missing from Planet of the Apes? Revenge.

This article first appeared on the Toronto Standard on August 18, 2011. I’ve been anxious to write about Rise of the Planet of the Apes for some time now, but before doing so I should come clean: I dream of the … More

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Debby and the Incredible Escape

I was only in Africa for a week, but my journals are overflowing with incredible stories, stories I couldn’t have made up if I’d tried. Take Debby Cox, who has worked for JGI for seventeen years and who is now … More

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To Hold a Chimpanzee, Part Deux

When I posted this photo of Lemba and me on my facebook profile two days ago, the response was overwhelmingly positive. My hug with Lemba even made the news back in Canada (thanks, Quillblog!). But since then, I’ve heard from … More

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