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Why So Many Women Founders? Because We Can!

There is a significantly high percentage of women advocates in animal protection. NEAVS would like to remind us all how much the movement’s progress has been fueled by their tireless work.  

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tours Open to the Public this Summer

Nestled in the hills at a property off state Route 10 is Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, the home of the Cle Elum Seven. This summer, for the first time, the sanctuary has had scheduled public tours, allowing people to learn about the chimps and observe them for a short time.

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Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild

It’s official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal.

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The Ex-Lab Chimps in San Antonio Deserve a Break

Opal is one of 20 chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health that were transferred to Southwest from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico, where hundreds of chimps had been retired from biomedical research. And now, in the wake of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to declare captive chimpanzees endangered, animal welfare groups are calling for Opal and 19 other federally owned chimps at Southwest to be permanently retired.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Preparing for Summer Visits

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is getting ready to open up for public visits this summer. One thing helping them invite the public is a $5,000 grant from Legends Casino “Yakama Cares” program.

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Chimpanzees Deemed Endangered by U.S. – What’s It Mean?

Captive apes now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don’t have a place to go, advocates say.

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Chimpanzees Left to Starve in Retirement from Medical Research

These chimps are retirees…of sorts. They were used in medical experiments, in Liberia, for the non-profit New York Blood Center for nearly 30 years, until research stopped there in the early 2000s.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Allows Students to Continue Hands-On Chimp Interaction

Two years ago, Central was one of two universities in the world that had chimpanzees on campus. However, that changed in 2013, when the chimps moved to the Fauna Foundation. Adjustments had to be made after the chimps’ departure. Now, graduate students have the opportunity to work with seven chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSN), just twenty minutes away in Cle Elum.

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Safe Haven

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.

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Chimpanzee Experience Continues Long After Famous CWU Chimps Have Left

It’s been almost two years since the last two chimpanzees were moved from the world famous Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University. But that hasn’t stopped students from getting some one-on-one experience with chimps.

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Mary Lee Jensvold

Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold has dedicated her career to studying communication in chimpanzees.

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Chimp Who Spent 20 Years Suffering in Captivity Basks in the Sunshine at His Sanctuary Home

Born in a research lab, Burrito’s start in life was traumatizing, to say the least. However, Burrito’s fate changed when he was rescued by Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. For the first time in his life, Burrito is allowed to be a chimp and enjoy the wonderful parts of life, like getting to bask in the sunshine.

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