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Retired FDA Research Monkeys Find New Home and Music in Florida

The FDA has retired research monkeys for the first time, starting with a group of squirrel monkeys that just arrived at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps

The retirement of research chimps has reached its endgame — and this final stage is proving to be unexpectedly challenging.

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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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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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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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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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U.S. Chimp Retirement Gains Momentum, as Famed Pair Enters Sanctuary

After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired. Hercules and Leo have arrived at Project Chimps.

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A History of Chimps in Medical Research

A unique timeline presents important events in the history of chimpanzee medical research, and its ending.

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Free Candy: Louisiana Chimpanzee is Center of Landmark Lawsuit

Cathy Breaux remembers the first time she saw Candy the chimpanzee up close. Breaux, now 63, was still in high school when she went to Fun Fair Park in her hometown of Baton Rouge.

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