Project Chimps: Protecting our Primate Pals Who Once Lived in a Lab
In 2015, the government decided to stop testing on all chimpanzees. But where did those animals go? One location is less than two hours from Chattanooga in Fannin County, Georgia. The chimps used to live in a lab. Now, they live in the quiet Blue Ridge Mountains on 6 acres of land.
Former Nicotine Research Monkeys Now at Primate Sanctuary
The nicotine addiction study by the FDA started in 2014, but was suspended last year after the agency learned four research monkeys had died.
Monkeys Join Gainesville Sanctuary After Lives in the Lab
About two dozen squirrel monkeys that have spent their lives in cages as test subjects in nicotine addiction research are now away from the lab and transitioning to the open skies at Gainesville’s Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
Jane Goodall Helps Rescue 26 Squirrel Monkeys From Lab Testing
Earlier this year, primatologist Jane Goodall helped facilitate the rescue of 26 squirrel monkeys from US Food and Drug Administration testing.
Retired FDA Research Monkeys Find New Home and Music in Florida
The FDA has retired research monkeys for the first time, starting with a group of squirrel monkeys that just arrived at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
Southwest Florida’s Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
The Wauchula sanctuary is home to 52 chimpanzees and orangutans.
These Retired Research Chimps Find New Home at Louisiana Sanctuary
In 2015, the National Institute of Health announced they will no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees. In this Sunday Spotlight, TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer visits the Louisiana sanctuary where these aging primates get to retire.
Chimp Research is Over, but Hundreds are Still in Labs. A Tiny Washington Sanctuary is Helping Them.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is expanding to take in more ‘retired’ research apes at its unlikely location near Cle Elum.
How To Overcome Doubters And Prove Your Credibility
Veterinary medicine is one of the whitest professions. Nearly all — 95.2% of veterinarians — were white, according to the 2014 Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity report by the Bureau of Labor. No surprise that as a female African American, Raven Jackson-Jewett didn’t feel she was taken seriously when she became a veterinarian. Jackson-Jewett overcame this perception to establish herself as an expert in the treatment of chimpanzees.
Dozens of Endangered Chimpanzees Used in Lab Tests Find New Home in Georgia
“We take care of the beings that gave to us,” Ali Crumpacker, Executive Director of Project Chimps said. “We may not even know what they gave, but they gave it, and it’s time for us to give it back.” Watch video at the link of ten of their newest arrivals going outside for the first time!
Latest AJC Podcast Takes You Behind the Scenes at Project Chimps Sanctuary
This week’s podcast is all about Project Chimps, a 236-acre property in Morganton, Georgia on the site of the former Dewar Wildlife facility, which housed gorillas until 2015. Under an agreement with University of Louisiana-Lafayette New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), Project Chimps, which is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, will soon be home to more than 200 chimps that have been retired from research.
Lone Star Adventure: Discovery Days at Chimp Haven
At the link is a great video explaining how Chimp Haven staff care for the 269 chimpanzees at its sanctuary.