About Member Sanctuaries

Featured: Barbet and Ed from Chimp Haven

Become a Member Sanctuary


NAPSA member sanctuaries have varied histories and specific expertise areas, but also many commonalities. Each provides enriched and professional lifetime care to retired animals.

NAPSA member sanctuaries care for over 800 primates rescued and retired from private ownership, the entertainment industry, and the research industry. This includes 430+ chimpanzees, 130+ capuchin monkeys, 90+ squirrel monkeys, 50+ tamarins, and even 20+ orangutans.

Membership Levels

  • Introductory Membership

    Introductory membership in NAPSA is intended for organizations not yet within one year of attaining GFAS accreditation or AZA certification and/or USDA licensure. This level of membership provides entrance to the NAPSA community and comes with access to its wealth of knowledge and expertise and helps prevent new sanctuaries from having to “reinvent the wheel.” Introductory members may be in the process of setting up a sanctuary for primates but without residents yet, or may already have residents but be in the process of formalizing or improving the organizational structure. Introductory members must reach the transitional level within one year of joining NAPSA.

    Introductory membership dues: $500
    Download Introductory Membership Application 

  • Transitional Membership

    Transitional membership in NAPSA is intended for organizations that already have residents and are within one year of meeting all of the requirements of full membership. If a USDA license and GFAS accreditation / AZA certification are not already in place at the time of membership, these must be applied for within 6 months of joining. NAPSA can assist members with these applications. Representatives of transitional member sanctuaries may be selected by the Steering Committee to serve on a NAPSA committee, but do not serve on the Steering Committee itself. Transitional members must reach the full membership level within one year of attaining transitional membership.

    Transitional membership dues: $1,000
    Download Transitional Membership Application

  • Full Membership

    Full membership in NAPSA is intended for organizations meeting all requirements of NAPSA membership. Representatives of full member sanctuaries are eligible to serve on the Steering Committee (according to current Steering Committee criteria).

    Full membership dues:

    • Founding Sanctuaries: $3,500
    • Sanctuaries with a budget in excess of $3M: $3,500
    • Sanctuaries with a budget between $1M and $3M: $3,000
    • Sanctuaries with a budget under $1M: $2,500

    Download Full Membership Application

Comparison by Benefits and Requirements


Full Member Sanctuaries

USDA licensure is one of the requirements for sanctuaries to join NAPSA. The transparency offered by the public’s ability to view USDA inspection reports is one way to ensure that facilities housing animals are held accountable for the animals in their care.

Download NAPSA Member Sanctuary USDA Inspection Reports.


Center for Great Apes

Patti Ragan, President and Founder
(863) 767-8903
P.O. Box 488
Wauchula, FL  33873

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

JB Mulcahy, Co-Director
(509) 699-0728
PO Box 952
Cle Elum WA 98922

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Chimp Haven

Rana Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer
(318) 925-9575
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Noelle Almrud, Director
(903) 469-3811
12526 County Road 3806
Murchison, Texas 75778

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Fauna Foundation

Gloria Grow, Founder and Director
(450) 658-1844
3802 Bellerive
Carignan, Quebec, CA  J3L 3P9

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Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

(386) 462-7779
Gainesville, FL


Primates Incorporated

(608) 438-6951
Madison, WI


Project Chimps

(706) 374-3675
Blue Ridge, GA

Transitional Member Sanctuary

Endangered Primate Foundation

Introductory Member Sanctuary

Squirrel Monkey Haven