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Extreme Makeover: Playroom

Melanie Parker November 14, 2013

Recently, our chimpanzee "playroom" received an extreme makeover! New windows were installed, ceiling tiles were replaced, and an amazing mural was painted by two talented volunteers. Veteran Volunteer Retta Ritchie-Holbrook and her friend Shannon Johnson took a vision we had and made it more amazing than we could have ever imagined. We would also like to thank Sherwin-Williams in Nicholasville for their generosity and support of this project.  

You can visit  our Facebook page at to see video of the chimp's reaction to their new mural.


Retta Ritchie-Holbrook (left) and Shannon Johnson (right) next to the 3D tree in the chimp's playroom.


By Duefloalgeree on November 20, 2013

Nice blog

By Torah on December 19, 2013

Love the new play room! Everyone looks so happy discovering their new toys & stuff.  I really adore the pictures too.  Keep up the good work, you people are amazing & straight up champions for what you do for these guys.

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