Seven chimpanzees have just found a new sanctuary after the animals were rescued from a California refuge that suddenly found itself unable to keep its doors open.
Because a lot of our fellow primates are endangered, it's always encouraging to hear about the times a new one is born at one of the world's many zoos. But of course, it's even more affirming to hear about efforts to protect the well-being of animals that are already with us, especially when it sounds like we would have lost them if someone hadn't intervened.
Some of these missions have been daring and yielded massive results, but that doesn't make it any less impressive when people make a difference for animals without flying internationally and scooping up hundreds of them.
After all, just because a job is a little more smaller-scale than that, that doesn't necessarily make it easier. And that's what makes on ongoing effort to rescue chimpanzees so important.