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Former Lab Chimpanzee Overcomes Difficult Diabetes Treatments With Help of Patient Caretakers

Noelle Almrud, Director of Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, wrote about how caregivers have been able to treat medically complex chimpanzee Lulu Belle, and how resilient Lulu has been.

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Chimpanzee Celebrates 41st Birthday with Troll Doll Party

Foxie the chimpanzee celebrated her 41st birthday at Washington’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest with dozens of troll dolls and special watermelon fruit bowls.

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Research on Lab Chimps is Over. Why Have So Few Been Retired to Sanctuaries?

In the past 2 years, only 73 chimps have entered sanctuaries, and the slow pace has heightened tensions between the laboratory and sanctuary communities.

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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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The Nature of Things: Safe Haven for Chimps

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives; it’s a well-known fact. But what does that really mean?

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Retired Monkeys Step Outside for the First Time After Spending Their Entire Lives in a Lab

Yodel, Diego, Itchy, and Wren are critically endangered cotton-top tamarins. The diminutive little monkeys are native to the rainforests of Northern Colombia, but these four have never seen their beautiful wild home. Yodel and her companions, like thousands before them, were bred deliberately for use in research in the United States.

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Retired Lab Monkeys Get Room to Move

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary rescued three Bolivian spider monkeys that retired as research subjects.

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300 Former Research Chimps Will Be Getting the Royal Treatment at a Breathtaking New Sanctuary

If you know Rachael Ray, then you know just how much she loves animals! A few months back, she heard about an amazing organization called Project Chimps.

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Meet Roxanne: A Monkey Rescued from Lab Testing

Noelle Almrud, Director of Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, introduced a local film crew to Roxanne, a 34-year old monkey rescued from biomedical testing labs and sent to the ranch for sanctuary.

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From Misery to Sanctuary: Photos Tell Chimps’ Tale

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the before-and-after photos of chimpanzees Rosie, Elijah, Cammy and others speak volumes. Unfortunately, to get to their happy “after” – and there is one – it’s necessary to take a hard look at their absolutely awful “before.”

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Chimp Haven Mourns the Loss of Rita

Chimp Haven says goodbye to Rita, one of the sanctuary’s first two chimpanzees.

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A Disturbing Dispute over Laboratory Chimpanzees’ Retirement to Sanctuary at Chimp Haven

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in August that all the chimpanzees it owns will, by the year 2021, be retired to Chimp Haven, which is the national chimpanzee sanctuary as designated by the CHIMP Act (more formally, the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection Act of 2000.) But if the National Association for Biomedical Research had had its way, the chimpanzees would not be living out (or soon living out) their days in the 200 acres of Louisiana woodland. Instead they would have remained confined in the laboratories

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