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Chimpanzees Deemed Endangered by U.S. – What’s It Mean?

Captive apes now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don’t have a place to go, advocates say.

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Chimpanzees Left to Starve in Retirement from Medical Research

These chimps are retirees…of sorts. They were used in medical experiments, in Liberia, for the non-profit New York Blood Center for nearly 30 years, until research stopped there in the early 2000s.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Allows Students to Continue Hands-On Chimp Interaction

Two years ago, Central was one of two universities in the world that had chimpanzees on campus. However, that changed in 2013, when the chimps moved to the Fauna Foundation. Adjustments had to be made after the chimps’ departure. Now, graduate students have the opportunity to work with seven chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSN), just twenty minutes away in Cle Elum.

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The Ugly Truth Behind This ‘Cute’ Video of Orangutan with Tiger Cubs

Social media has been all abuzz in recent days over a new video showing a young orangutan who’s taken it upon himself to “babysit” a group of little tiger cubs. But while this easy internet fodder certainly has an irresistible appeal on its surface, one needn’t dig too deep to realize that it’s not really cute at all. In fact, it’s actually quite saddening.

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Safe Haven

They’ve lived difficult lives: apes forced to perform at shows, or kept as exotic pets, then abandoned. But one Florida sanctuary is giving them a second chance.

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Chimpanzee Experience Continues Long After Famous CWU Chimps Have Left

It’s been almost two years since the last two chimpanzees were moved from the world famous Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University. But that hasn’t stopped students from getting some one-on-one experience with chimps.

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Mary Lee Jensvold

Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold has dedicated her career to studying communication in chimpanzees.

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Chimp Who Spent 20 Years Suffering in Captivity Basks in the Sunshine at His Sanctuary Home

Born in a research lab, Burrito’s start in life was traumatizing, to say the least. However, Burrito’s fate changed when he was rescued by Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. For the first time in his life, Burrito is allowed to be a chimp and enjoy the wonderful parts of life, like getting to bask in the sunshine.

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Secretive Research Monkey Facilities Come Under Scrutiny in Florida

A series of events has put a tiny Florida county of less than 40,000 residents at the center of national and international controversy regarding monkey breeding and research.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Monkey Business Sparks Online Petition

Animal rights activists have a message for Disney when it comes to the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”: Don’t monkey around.

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Chimps Still Stuck in Research Labs Despite Promise of Retirement

Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected with HIV or hepatitis.

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A Gainesville Woman’s Monkey Business

In Kari Bagnall’s makeshift jungle, she gives primates a home.

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