The Center For Great Apes, A Local And Non Profit Home For Primates
The Center for Great Apes has rescued 62 apes, and believes “every ape is important.”
Bubbles The Chimp… Living Out Retirement on The Suncoast
He was one of the most famous chimpanzees in entertainment history. Bubbles, the chimp, rose to stardom as the pet of the late pop star Michael Jackson. As Bubbles grew older and stronger, he was retired from showbiz and now, at the age of 34, lives out his days with other chimps at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary in Wauchula.
You Can “Adopt An Ape” on the Suncoast
Watch the video that explores how for over 24 years, the Center for Great Apes sanctuary in Wauchula has been taking in chimps and orangutans and nursing the animals back to both physical and mental health after years in the entertainment business, research laboratories, and in private homes as pets. They currently offer a symbolic “Adopt An Ape” program for either a monthly or annual rate that goes toward the costs of food, medical care, and habitat maintenance.
Walk for the Apes 2018 – 5K Walk & Concert
For the first time ever in Miami, the community is coming together to walk against the human negligence of great apes. Walkers will be able to take part in this historical animal advocacy movement on its first year of inception. They will not only be the voice against the abuse of chimpanzees and orangutans, but also will raise funds for the Center for Great Apes, a 501c nonprofit founded in Miami.
Orangutan Rescued From Cruel Life in Entertainment …Taking a Bath
Chuckie, a rescued orangutan was born at the Memphis Zoo, but because he was a hybrid mix between Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, he was sold to a dealer and then a circus trainer.
Sanctuary Spotlight: Center for Great Apes
We’ve probably all seen them on television or in movies—adorable chimpanzees who walk into a scene smiling and childlike, dressed up in cute clothing, appealing to audiences with their charm and human-like qualities. The entertainment industry capitalizes on this: but really, chimps are wild animals, and many of these “screen stars” are taken from their mothers too soon, and go on to live miserable lives.
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.
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.
‘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.
How ‘Chimpus Commercialus’ Went from Ad Star to Endangered Species
Pressure from animal-rights groups has agencies pledging not to use great apes for ad entertainment