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Former Nicotine Research Monkeys Now at Primate Sanctuary

The nicotine addiction study by the FDA started in 2014, but was suspended last year after the agency learned four research monkeys had died.

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Monkeys Join Gainesville Sanctuary After Lives in the Lab

About two dozen squirrel monkeys that have spent their lives in cages as test subjects in nicotine addiction research are now away from the lab and transitioning to the open skies at Gainesville’s Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.

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Jane Goodall Helps Rescue 26 Squirrel Monkeys From Lab Testing

Earlier this year, primatologist Jane Goodall helped facilitate the rescue of 26 squirrel monkeys from US Food and Drug Administration testing.

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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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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.

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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!

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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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Going Bananas: Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Hosts Sixth-Annual Monkey Day

Jungle Friends hosted it’s annual open house event, where sanctuary supporters could meet some of the 300 monkeys living at the sanctuary.

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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.

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Retired Lab Chimps Find an Unlikely Sanctuary in Central Washington

The expanding Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest near Cle Elum offers a humane future for our closest nonhuman relatives. Scroll down for a great video!

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