Chimp Research is Over, but Hundreds are Still in Labs. A Tiny Washington Sanctuary is Helping Them.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is expanding to take in more ‘retired’ research apes at its unlikely location near Cle Elum.
How To Overcome Doubters And Prove Your Credibility
Veterinary medicine is one of the whitest professions. Nearly all — 95.2% of veterinarians — were white, according to the 2014 Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity report by the Bureau of Labor. No surprise that as a female African American, Raven Jackson-Jewett didn’t feel she was taken seriously when she became a veterinarian. Jackson-Jewett overcame this perception to establish herself as an expert in the treatment of chimpanzees.
Dozens of Endangered Chimpanzees Used in Lab Tests Find New Home in Georgia
“We take care of the beings that gave to us,” Ali Crumpacker, Executive Director of Project Chimps said. “We may not even know what they gave, but they gave it, and it’s time for us to give it back.” Watch video at the link of ten of their newest arrivals going outside for the first time!
Latest AJC Podcast Takes You Behind the Scenes at Project Chimps Sanctuary
This week’s podcast is all about Project Chimps, a 236-acre property in Morganton, Georgia on the site of the former Dewar Wildlife facility, which housed gorillas until 2015. 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.
Lone Star Adventure: Discovery Days at Chimp Haven
At the link is a great video explaining how Chimp Haven staff care for the 269 chimpanzees at its sanctuary.
Chimpanzee Love: Chimp Haven Provides Sanctuary and Care for Retired Primates
Everyone deserves a comfortable retirement, and the chimpanzees who call Chimp Haven home perhaps deserve it more than most.
Maranda at Work: Caring for Chimpanzees
Founded over ten years ago, Chimp Haven is a place where chimps who have been used for research or as pets come to retire. But with over 200 chimps living at Chimp Haven who cares for them all? One of those employees is a veterinary technician.
Retired Chimpanzees and Billionaire Donors: A Philanthropy Love Story
Of all the causes philanthropy takes up, donors and fundraisers are often most effective when it comes to filling in a super-specific gap—tackling a finite problem that falls outside of normal funding channels. That’s especially the case when there’s an important, and even heartwarming outcome donors can witness.
‘Vast Majority’ of NIH Chimps to be Moved to Retirement Sanctuary, Agency Says
The National Institutes of Health plans to move the “vast majority” of its chimpanzees formerly used for research to a sanctuary in Louisiana.
Turmoil Behind Primate Power Struggles Often Overlooked by Researchers
The social life of chimpanzees and macaques is more complicated than previous studies suggest.
10 Rescued Lab Chimpanzees Arrive at ‘Project Chimps’ for a Second Chance at Life
They walked off their transport vehicle clutching blankies like little kids, but the newest group of chimpanzees to enter the Project Chimps sanctuary in Georgia include some of the oldest animals on the grounds. These 10 chimps were recently rescued as part of an unprecedented agreement with the New Iberia Research Center, which agreed to retire its population of more than 200 privately owned lab chimps to the 236-acre sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Project Chimps Sanctuary Welcomes its Oldest Residents
10 female chimpanzees made the trek from Louisiana to Project Chimps in North Georgia where they joined 39 other former research chimps who call the 236-acre sanctuary home. Precious, 28, who suffers with chronic kidney disease, Jill 28, and Jurita and Jamie, both 29, are the oldest chimpanzees to date that have retired to Project Chimps.