Have you ever been at a party when it seemed like everyone there had known everyone else for years, but they didn’t know you?

Now you know how Nigida feels. We’re slowly introducing him to Doug’s family group, but social behavior and communication that is natural to other chimpanzees doesn’t come easy for him.

Because he was separated from his mother right after birth, she never got to teach him the ways of chimps, and he never formed healthy bonds with her. He also spent years in lab isolation, so group and social behavior is hard for Nigida.

But he’s making progress! He just needs more help. We’ve set a goal of raising $35,000 on Giving Tuesday to support a year of his care, and thanks to the good folks who gave yesterday we’ve already raised $6,350 toward that goal.

Now we need to raise the rest before midnight, and you can help:

Please support this critical work. It isn’t healthy or natural for chimpanzees to be separated from other chimps. It would mean so much if we could give Nigida a warm welcome into a forever family, and today on Giving Tuesday we’re asking for your support.

Please help. Give $35$150, or $450 now, and you’ll unlock a video to see your support in action!