From Misery to Sanctuary: Photos Tell Chimps’ Tale
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the before-and-after photos of chimpanzees Rosie, Elijah, Cammy and others speak volumes. Unfortunately, to get to their happy “after” – and there is one – it’s necessary to take a hard look at their absolutely awful “before.”
Chimp Haven Mourns the Loss of Rita
Chimp Haven says goodbye to Rita, one of the sanctuary’s first two chimpanzees.
Rashida Jones Reveals She Was Attacked by Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Bubbles
Rashida Jones revealed on Tuesday’s episode of Desus & Mero of Vice that Michael Jackson‘s chimpanzee, Bubbles, had bitten her on the finger and drawn blood.
These Rescued Chimps Go Crazy For Gifts Every Year
It’s hard to imagine anyone more enthusiastic than a kid on Christmas morning – but a chimp on “Chimpmas” morning might have just taken the cake.
A Disturbing Dispute over Laboratory Chimpanzees’ Retirement to Sanctuary at Chimp Haven
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in August that all the chimpanzees it owns will, by the year 2021, be retired to Chimp Haven, which is the national chimpanzee sanctuary as designated by the CHIMP Act (more formally, the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection Act of 2000.) But if the National Association for Biomedical Research had had its way, the chimpanzees would not be living out (or soon living out) their days in the 200 acres of Louisiana woodland. Instead they would have remained confined in the laboratories
You Gotta Troll With It…
Foxie the chimpanzee spent most of her life involved in medical experiments for American drug companies. Eventually she was rescued and sent to a wildlife reserve in Washington in the Pacific north west. Part of her time in captivity was spent in a breeding programme with her babies taken for experiments. Now she lives with fellow rescued chimps and has a large collection of brightly-colored troll dolls
Unique Cle Elum Chimpanzee Sanctuary Works to Expand
Diana Goodrich, Co-Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, tells YakTriNews what it’s like to care for retired chimpanzees.
Chimp Haven to Receive Over 300 Newly Retired Chimps
Chimp Haven in south Caddo Parish will soon double the number of chimpanzees living out their lives in peace.
These Joyful Former Lab Chimps Just Can’t Get Enough Watermelon
Earlier this month, nine female chimpanzees arrived at Project Chimps, a 336-acre sanctuary near Blue Ridge, Georgia. The lucky ladies previously lived at the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, along with more than 200 other chimps who are slated to ultimately join them at the sanctuary.
Sanctuaries Across US Prepare for Influx of Lab Chimps
Sanctuaries around the country are preparing for an influx of retired private lab chimps now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind’s closest relatives. Their challenge will be finding the room and resources to house and rehabilitate the animals.
Where Seven Chimps are Living Out Their Post-Lab Days
A town in Washington state is home to a group of seven former lab chimpanzees who have been given a second chance to live out their lives in the rural pastures of Cle Elum, where they are honorary citizens.
This Sanctuary Helps Former Lab Chimps Live the Good Life
At Chimp Haven, a 200-acre sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana, more than 200 chimps, most of them retired from research, spend their days roaming free.