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Life Outside the Lab: Inside Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest sits at the base of a forested hill off Highway 10 in Cle Elum. The seven chimps in the sanctuary came here from a biomedical facility in Pennsylvania in 2008. All of them were used in labs to test hepatitis vaccines. Some started out as...

U.S. Chimp Retirement Gains Momentum, as Famed Pair Enters Sanctuary

After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired. Hercules and Leo have arrived at Project...


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