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Chimp Haven Prepares for Next Expansion of National Sanctuary

Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana, is completing construction on what it calls a welcome center.

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94WIP Finds Safe Willing Home for Dez Bryant’s Monkey

PETA has asked for the capuchin monkey to be transferred to a sanctuary and Kari Bagnall, founder and executive director of Jungle Friends Primates Sanctuary in Gainesville, Florida says she would be happy to care for Bryant’s monkey.

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Sanctuary Spotlight: Center for Great Apes

We’ve probably all seen them on television or in movies—adorable chimpanzees who walk into a scene smiling and childlike, dressed up in cute clothing, appealing to audiences with their charm and human-like qualities. The entertainment industry capitalizes on this: but really, chimps are wild animals, and many of these “screen stars” are taken from their mothers too soon, and go on to live miserable lives.

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Tattooed Monkey Finds Peace After a Lifetime of Suffering

After what had likely been a lifetime of suffering at the hands of people who viewed him as a mere commodity, a lonely Rhesus monkey named Andi is beginning to learn what it’s like to be at peace.

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Girl Scouts Can Earn a Badge Learning All About Chimpanzees and Having a Lot of Fun

Girl scouts can earn a badge learning all about chimpanzees and having a lot of fun. Steve talked all bout it with education specialist, Andrea Falcetto with Chimp Haven.

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Monkey Didn’t Play Well with Others; Sent to Florida

A capuchin monkey that didn’t get along with the only other member of his species at the San Diego Zoo was transferred to a Florida sanctuary, where it’s hoped he can find a companion.

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10 Animal Sanctuaries Around the World Worth Supporting

So many sanctuaries around the world are doing some amazing things for animals.

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Why So Many Women Founders? Because We Can!

There is a significantly high percentage of women advocates in animal protection. NEAVS would like to remind us all how much the movement’s progress has been fueled by their tireless work.  

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tours Open to the Public this Summer

Nestled in the hills at a property off state Route 10 is Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, the home of the Cle Elum Seven. This summer, for the first time, the sanctuary has had scheduled public tours, allowing people to learn about the chimps and observe them for a short time.

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Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild

It’s official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal.

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The Ex-Lab Chimps in San Antonio Deserve a Break

Opal is one of 20 chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health that were transferred to Southwest from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico, where hundreds of chimps had been retired from biomedical research. And now, in the wake of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to declare captive chimpanzees endangered, animal welfare groups are calling for Opal and 19 other federally owned chimps at Southwest to be permanently retired.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Preparing for Summer Visits

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is getting ready to open up for public visits this summer. One thing helping them invite the public is a $5,000 grant from Legends Casino “Yakama Cares” program.

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