Animal Sanctuaries: Jungle Friends
On 42 acres of land in Gainesville, Florida, Kari Bagnall has set up a refuge for monkeys. In total, roughly 300 residents rest in her care. Video at the link!
Hundreds of Chimps at the NIH Await Retirement. This Senator Wants to Help
Senators Bill Cassidy and Tom Udall are trying to help hundreds of chimpanzees enjoy an easy retirement at Chimp Haven.
New Life for Former Research Chimps
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. “What is different about their lives here than their lives in a research setting is they have more choices about where they go, what they do and who they associate with,” said Project Chimps spokeswoman Leslie Wade.
How Monkeys Stay Cool at Jungle Friends
In the Florida heat, volunteers at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary have been making sure their roughly 300 monkeys are staying cool this summer.
Improvements Planned at Chimpanzee Sanctuary
The Cle Elum Seven will soon see improvements to their home at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
Lincoln Park Zoo Partners With Chimp Haven — A Place Where Chimps Can Get Out of Their Lab Cages and Live Free
The collaboration between the two institutions, is considered to be groundbreaking.
Chimp Haven Expanding So It Can House More Chimpanzees
Chimp Haven houses more than 200 chimpanzees that once were subjects of medical research. Now the sprawling sanctuary, a sort of utopian retirement home in Caddo Parish, wants to house even more on its campus at Keithville.
Learn what Chimp Haven Caregivers Do
To celebrate Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day, the important work of Chimp Haven caregivers was highlighted. Click the link to watch video!
How to Decide Whether Ailing Chimps Get Moved to a Sanctuary
The N.I.H. is deciding whether old, ill chimps formerly used in research should be moved to sanctuaries like Chimp Haven, or retire in place.
Rescue Chimps Frolic in Georgia Sanctuary’s Ball Pit
Nine chimpanzees at Project Chimps recently spent their time diving into a brand new ball pit, tossing handfuls of colorful toys in the air. Watch video at the link!
Report: Most Former Research Chimps Should Move To Retirement Sanctuaries
Chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health should be moved from research facilities to retirement sanctuaries unless that relocation is “extremely likely” to shorten their lives, a report issued Friday says.
What 55-Year-Old Gets a Little Mermaid Birthday Party? A Texas Chimp Once Confined to a Lab
How do you celebrate a chimpanzee’s 55th birthday? With a mermaid-themed bash, complete with inflatable pool toys and Little Mermaid decor, of course. Most chimps live only 50 or 60 years in captivity, so caretakers of Lulu Belle decided not to let the chimp’s milestone year go by without some serious celebration.