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.
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.
How To Overcome Doubters And Prove Your Credibility
Veterinary medicine is one of the whitest professions. Nearly all — 95.2% of veterinarians — were white, according to the 2014 Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity report by the Bureau of Labor. No surprise that as a female African American, Raven Jackson-Jewett didn’t feel she was taken seriously when she became a veterinarian. Jackson-Jewett overcame this perception to establish herself as an expert in the treatment of chimpanzees.
Lone Star Adventure: Discovery Days at Chimp Haven
At the link is a great video explaining how Chimp Haven staff care for the 269 chimpanzees at its sanctuary.
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.
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.
Monkey Clings to Best Friend After He Comes Back from Hospital
Mickey, a white-faced capuchin, and his best friend Ebi, a weeper capuchin, are known as the “bad boys” of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Florida. Although they make quite the affectionate duo now, that wasn’t always the case.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Chimpanzees do, too.