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Retired research chimps find sanctuary in Morganton, Georgia.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Cle Elum Gives Chimps a Second Chance at Life

Seven chimps at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest spend most of their free time swinging around, playing with dolls, and going on long walks. “They are able to come to a sanctuary and get to experience things they have never experienced before,” said Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Co-Director Diana Goodrich. Click the link for video and more!

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Chimp Haven Prepares for First Chimpanzee Discovery Day of 2019

Click the link for video, including an interview with Michelle Reininger, Colony Director at Chimp Haven and an alternate on NAPSA’s Steering Committee.

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Chimp Haven takes a look back at all of their surprise babies

Chimp Haven was built to provide a retirement home for chimpanzees who have spent their lives living in research laboratories. The natural environment allows them the freedom to live in social groups, sleep and eat when they want to and play around. But that playing around has had some surprising results, in the form of unexpected pregnancies.

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Sanctuary Celebrates Chimp Love Stories with Valentine’s Day Cards Dedicated to the Cutest Couples

Chimp Haven celebrated the many relationships between its chimpanzees for Valentine’s Day.

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Local Chimp Sanctuary Inches Closer to Fundraising Goal for Expansion Project

As Chimp Haven prepares to open up for their first Discovery Day of 2019, they’re also in the middle of a multi-million dollar expansion project.

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$2 M Donation Means More Chimps En Route to Chimp Haven

More than 200 chimpanzees still living in research facilities are now one step closer to sanctuary retirement thanks to a $2 million donation to Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana.

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Project Chimps: Protecting our Primate Pals Who Once Lived in a Lab

In 2015, the government decided to stop testing on all chimpanzees. But where did those animals go? One location is less than two hours from Chattanooga in Fannin County, Georgia. The chimps used to live in a lab. Now, they live in the quiet Blue Ridge Mountains on 6 acres of land.

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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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