Visual arts students at LSMSA visit Chimp Haven

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Pictured are Ash Gaude, a senior from Bossier City; Collin Serigne, a junior from Cut Off; Marlies Carter, a junior from Madisonville; Makayla Dupre, a senior from Jeanerette; and Jordan Smith, a junior from Geismar.

Five visual arts students and an instructor from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts visited the Chimp Haven chimpanzee rescue in Keithville on Saturday, Sept. 16. During the visit, students created drawings, took photos and viewed paintings created by the chimpanzees.

They also planted seeds for the chimp garden and heard about the history, diets, habits and veterinary needs of this unique chimpanzee community that houses more than 200 retired chimpanzees. “I would like to thank the LSMSA Foundation for assisting with field trip expenses so that our students can afford to discover the wonderful world around them,” said Chris King, lecturer of visual arts.

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