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Research on Lab Chimps is Over. Why Have So Few Been Retired to Sanctuaries?

In the past 2 years, only 73 chimps have entered sanctuaries, and the slow pace has heightened tensions between the laboratory and sanctuary communities.

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A History of Chimps in Medical Research

A unique timeline presents important events in the history of chimpanzee medical research, and its ending.

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The Nature of Things: Safe Haven for Chimps

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives; it’s a well-known fact. But what does that really mean?

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Monkey Business? Activists Suspicious of Candy the Chimp’s Death, Intend to Continue Lawsuit

Candy the chimpanzee may have died April 21 at Dixie Landin’, but a 2015 lawsuit by animal rights advocates who sought to have her removed from the Baton Rouge amusement park lives on — at least for now.

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Retired Monkeys Step Outside for the First Time After Spending Their Entire Lives in a Lab

Yodel, Diego, Itchy, and Wren are critically endangered cotton-top tamarins. The diminutive little monkeys are native to the rainforests of Northern Colombia, but these four have never seen their beautiful wild home. Yodel and her companions, like thousands before them, were bred deliberately for use in research in the United States.

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Discover the Residents of Chimp Haven this Spring

While not regularly open to the public, Chimp Haven, the chimpanzee sanctuary located in Keithville, is welcoming visitors for special Discovery Days this spring.

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Retired Lab Monkeys Get Room to Move

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary rescued three Bolivian spider monkeys that retired as research subjects.

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Chimps of Nicholasville’s Primate Center Make Their 2017 Super Bowl Pick

The chimps predicted the Atlanta Falcons will win the 2017 Super Bowl. After the forecast was made, the chimps helped themselves to bananas.

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Animals Pick SuperBowl 51 Winner

Journalist Dakota Kendall went on a trip around the High Desert to ask some Central Oregon animals which team they think will win Super Bowl 51.

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300 Former Research Chimps Will Be Getting the Royal Treatment at a Breathtaking New Sanctuary

If you know Rachael Ray, then you know just how much she loves animals! A few months back, she heard about an amazing organization called Project Chimps.

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Monthly Tours at Black Beauty Ranch

The animal sanctuary in Murchison is offering Ranch of Dreams tours once a month, on the second Saturday of each month.

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Center for Great Apes Offers Classes

The Center for Great Apes will offer several Ape-ology workshops throughout the year. The workshops are an opportunity to tour and learn about the sanctuary that houses 15 orangutans and 27 chimpanzees.

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