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Research Chimpanzees Savor Retirement at Chimp Haven Sanctuary in Louisiana

The proposal to retire all but about 50 federally owned chimpanzees is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, owing to technological advances and growing ethical concerns about research on primates that share more than 98 percent of the DNA of humans.

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After Lab, What’s Next for Chimps?

Director April Truitt was all smiles as she watched eleven chimpanzees enjoy their new enclosure into which they were just released for the first time since it s construction.

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Monkey Attacks Around The World

A monkey uprising? Planet of the apes … in real life? In Saudi Arabia and in Indonesia there have been reports of groups of monkeys attacking villages.

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NIH Lab Retirees arrive at Chimp Haven in Louisiana

The first chimpanzees from a south Louisiana lab have arrived at the national sanctuary for retired federal research chimps, with a recommendation for hundreds more to be sent there from other laboratories around the country.

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