Watch Chimps Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast
Everyone should get to enjoy Thanksgiving with a belly full of delicious food! That’s why Project Chimps put together a one-of-a-kind feast for the primates at the sanctuary.
Gifted Students Work with Project Chimps
For the last few months, Cherokee County, North Carolina’s Academically and Intellectually Gifted students have been partnering with Project Chimps.
These Retired Research Chimps Find New Home at Louisiana Sanctuary
In 2015, the National Institute of Health announced they will no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees. In this Sunday Spotlight, TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer visits the Louisiana sanctuary where these aging primates get to retire.
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.
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!
How Monkeys Stay Cool at Jungle Friends
In the Florida heat, volunteers at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary have been making sure their roughly 300 monkeys are staying cool this summer.
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!
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.
Monkeys Saved From Exotic Pet Trade and Research Industry Get a Beautiful New Home
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch has finished construction on expansive new outdoor habitats, granting former research monkeys the chance to play in trees for what may be the first time in their lives.
America Banned Research on Chimps – But Half of Them Still Live in Labs
In 2015, The National Institutes of Health made an announcement: It would no longer support invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees. But three years later, the NIH is still struggling to retire the more than 200 federally-owned chimps that remain in labs, to sanctuaries. This month, 10 years after the first chimps arrived there, Chimp Haven is celebrating a milestone: More than half the NIH chimps have made it into the sanctuary system. VICE News visited Chimp Haven to see what retirement looks like for the lucky half of America’s research chimps.
Chimpanzee sanctuary holds Chimp-O-Lympics
Forget PyeongChang – the chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest gave Olympic athletes a run for their money at the 2018 Winter Chimp-O-Lympics on Friday. Staff at a chimp sanctuary near Cle Elum organized winter games, such as the brainfreeze biathlon, snowball rope climb, and the 100m snowball sprint, in the spirit of the 2018 Olympics. Click the link to watch the video!
Party of the Apes: Chimp Celebrates 41st Birthday With Her Friends and Delicious Treats
One happy chimpanzee inside a Washington state sanctuary has celebrated her 41st birthday with her favorite foods and a few of her close friends.