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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.

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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.

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Improvements Planned at Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The Cle Elum Seven will soon see improvements to their home at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Chimp Haven Now the Largest Chimp Sanctuary in the World

The arrival of five new retired chimpanzees this week at Chimp Haven — added to the 23 other retirees welcomed so far this year — now makes Chimp Haven the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, according to a news release. Even more chimps are expected this fall. They’ll join the more than 250 chimpanzees, most of whom were used in biomedical research, now calling the 200-acre forested sanctuary their home.

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Chimp Haven Now World’s Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Chimp Haven is now the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world following the recent arrival of five new chimp retirees, the Keithville-based refuge announced.

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