What a New York Times Reporter Learned About Writing By Visiting a Chimpanzee Sanctuary

From a Times Insider column by Emmett Lindner headlined “A Chimp Sanctuary With a New Urgency to Give Shelter”:

Since she began working at The New York Times in 2021, Emily Anthes has written about African malaria mosquitoes, video-chatting parrots, California condor parents, the deer that got Covid-19 and even an exhibit of 500,000 leafcutter ants. Animals, she said, are one of her main beats as a science reporter. So when she visited a chimpanzee sanctuary in June, she couldn’t ignore the connections between human nature and animal instinct.