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Chimps Still Stuck in Research Labs Despite Promise of Retirement

Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected with HIV or hepatitis.

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Heard on Campus: Cathy Willis Spraetz, CEO of Chimp Haven

“Everyone one of them is so different, so unique, just like all of us,” said Cathy Willis Spraetz, president and CEO of Chimp Haven, during her presentation, “Chimpanzees in Captivity: From Research to Retirement,” at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

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Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee

For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied.

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Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home

Two years ago, 110 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center were retired by the National Institutes of Health, and since then, animal welfare activists have been working hard to get them all to Chimp Haven.

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Vegas Chimp Having Fun in Retirement

A natural curiosity led to disaster when two chimpanzees escaped from their northwest Las Valley Valley home two years ago, but now the surviving primate is loving her life at an Oregon sanctuary.

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All 110 New Iberia Research Center Chimpanzees Arrive at Chimp Haven

After a year and a half of intense planning, fundraising and traveling, all 110 federally owned chimpanzees formerly used in research at the New Iberia Research Center have been retired to Chimp Haven.

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When Chimpanzees Leave Research Labs, They Often Find a Home at Chimp Haven

Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

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10 Primate Sanctuaries That Need Your Support

The phenomenal work done by wildlife sanctuaries all over the world is often the only thing standing between certain animal species and extinction.

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Center for Great Apes

An ape sanctuary hidden in the middle of Florida is making the impossible, possible. Patti Ragan, the founder of the center, dreamed of a place where apes can go after they retire from show biz, or just cannot be a pet anymore. In 1997, she established a place for these apes to live among others who have been in a similar situation.

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World’s First ‘Talking’ Chimps Find Sanctuary Near Montreal

Two chimpanzees who made history for learning to communicate using American Sign Language are settling into their new home at the Fauna Foundation sanctuary on Montreal’s South Shore

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Volunteer at a Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ever dream of helping to care for a chimpanzee?

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Celebrates Five Years

On June 13, 2008, a truck bearing seven chimpanzees from Pennsylvania rolled up the driveway at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a 26-acre site on a hillside east of Cle Elum above the Yakima River.

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