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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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Latest AJC Podcast Takes You Behind the Scenes at Project Chimps Sanctuary

This week’s podcast is all about Project Chimps, a 236-acre property in Morganton, Georgia on the site of the former Dewar Wildlife facility, which housed gorillas until 2015. Under an agreement with University of Louisiana-Lafayette New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), Project Chimps, which is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, will soon be home to more than 200 chimps that have been retired from research.

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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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Maranda at Work: Caring for Chimpanzees

Founded over ten years ago, Chimp Haven is a place where chimps who have been used for research or as pets come to retire. But with over 200 chimps living at Chimp Haven who cares for them all? One of those employees is a veterinary technician.

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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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Project Chimps Sanctuary Welcomes its Oldest Residents

10 female chimpanzees made the trek from Louisiana to Project Chimps in North Georgia where they joined 39 other former research chimps who call the 236-acre sanctuary home. Precious, 28, who suffers with chronic kidney disease, Jill 28, and Jurita and Jamie, both 29, are the oldest chimpanzees to date that have retired to Project Chimps.

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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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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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