You Gotta Troll With It…
Foxie the chimpanzee spent most of her life involved in medical experiments for American drug companies. Eventually she was rescued and sent to a wildlife reserve in Washington in the Pacific north west. Part of her time in captivity was spent in a breeding programme with her babies taken for experiments. Now she lives with fellow rescued chimps and has a large collection of brightly-colored troll dolls
Chimp Haven to Receive Over 300 Newly Retired Chimps
Chimp Haven in south Caddo Parish will soon double the number of chimpanzees living out their lives in peace.
These Joyful Former Lab Chimps Just Can’t Get Enough Watermelon
Earlier this month, nine female chimpanzees arrived at Project Chimps, a 336-acre sanctuary near Blue Ridge, Georgia. The lucky ladies previously lived at the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, along with more than 200 other chimps who are slated to ultimately join them at the sanctuary.
Sanctuaries Across US Prepare for Influx of Lab Chimps
Sanctuaries around the country are preparing for an influx of retired private lab chimps now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind’s closest relatives. Their challenge will be finding the room and resources to house and rehabilitate the animals.
Where Seven Chimps are Living Out Their Post-Lab Days
A town in Washington state is home to a group of seven former lab chimpanzees who have been given a second chance to live out their lives in the rural pastures of Cle Elum, where they are honorary citizens.
Chimps Transferred to Louisiana Sanctuary
Nineteen chimpanzees that spent decades in research labs in New Mexico have made it to a forested sanctuary in Louisiana, thanks to a grant by Animal Protection of New Mexico.
19 New Chimpanzees Arrive at Chimp Haven
The wait is over for 19 chimpanzees who have been waiting at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute for retirement at The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Chimp Haven.
Newly Retired Chimpanzees Will Find Safe Haven at Chimp Haven
More than 300 chimpanzees now have a safe environment to transition into retirement at Chimp Haven.
Chimps Still Ill and Dying in Labs Long After NIH Retirement Decision
In November 2015, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced that his agency would cease all support for invasive research on chimpanzees.
Rescue Dogs and Rescue Monkeys Help Care for Each Other at Incredible Primate Sanctuary
The 301 monkeys who live at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary have come from some pretty awful circumstances. Their pet dogs have had some rough starts, too.
Chimp Sanctuary Northwest to Expand
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, home to the Cle Elum Seven, is working to expand the sanctuary and take in more chimpanzees, and recently received a $50,000 matching grant for construction.
Grant Helps Move Lab Chimps to Forever Home
After decades of being subjected to invasive testing in New Mexico, 19 chimpanzees will finally ease into retirement at a forested sanctuary in Louisiana, thanks to a major grant from New Mexico donors.