There will be a memorial service on Sunday for the chimpanzee known as Dar, one of the chimps at Central Washington University's Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute that learned to use American Sign Language.
ELLENSBURG — A public memorial service is scheduled for Sunday to remember Dar es Salaam, the chimpanzee who died Nov. 24 at Central Washington University.
The ceremony will start at 1 p.m. at the Dean Hall lobby on campus.
The chimpanzee, known as Dar, was one of the chimps at Central’s Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute that learned to use American Sign Language.
Dar was named for the capital of Tanzania. He died unexpectedly of sudden cardiac failure, according to a statement from Central.
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CWU President James Gaudino and institute director Mary Lee Jensvold are scheduled to speak at the memorial ceremony, along with others, the statement said.