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The Center for Great Apes, a Forever Home

For three weeks in 1984, Patti Ragan traipsed through the rainforests of Borneo, collecting ape feces, drying it out in the sun and poking through it for the seeds that helped researchers identify what the apes were eating in the wild. That short volunteer trip opened Patti’s eyes to the needs of the great apes and forever changed the direction of her life.

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Retired Lab Chimps See the Sky for the First Time

Over the next 12 to 15 months, lab chimps from across the country will be set free and will live out their days at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana.

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Research Chimpanzees Savor Retirement at Chimp Haven Sanctuary in Louisiana

The proposal to retire all but about 50 federally owned chimpanzees is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, owing to technological advances and growing ethical concerns about research on primates that share more than 98 percent of the DNA of humans.

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NIH Lab Retirees arrive at Chimp Haven in Louisiana

The first chimpanzees from a south Louisiana lab have arrived at the national sanctuary for retired federal research chimps, with a recommendation for hundreds more to be sent there from other laboratories around the country.

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Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home.

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Victory! NIH sending all chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to NAPSA member Chimp Haven

In the latest step towards shrinking chimpanzee research in the United States, the National Institutes of Health announced a plan to retire its stock of 113 research animals from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana to Chimp Haven, a federally funded sanctuary in Keithsville, Louisiana.

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Fauna Sanctuary: A Quebec Haven for Chimps

Gloria Grow runs a special type of retirement home. It is certainly unique in Quebec.

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Fire at the Sanctuary of the Apes

Before the Cle Elum forest fire destroyed 60 homes, it took aim at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Just Barely Survives Kittitas Wildfire

Firefighters on the scene of a destructive wildfire in central Washington were hoping to make major progress toward containment of the blaze.

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Among the Animals: Chimps Find Sanctuary from Experiments

The wind off the grassy, Eastern Washington hillside began to swirl as I got out of the car at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Cle Elum, Wash., in May.

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Chimpanzee Testing: Is It the Beginning of the End?

Medical experiments on chimpanzees can be invasive, involving injections, blood samples and liver biopsies. But some say it’s the only way to advance medicine. Miles O’Brien’s report explores whether there are ever instances in which the scientific value of research should offset the moral cost of working with chimps.

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‘Chimp Cam’ Captures Funny Business at Chimpanzee Sanctuary

While Disney enjoys the benefits of years of work on a its newly released movie Chimpanzee, a sanctuary near Cle Elum, Washington, has been quietly making its own movie.

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