Argentinian Zoo Orangutan Granted ‘Non-Human Personhood’ Relocated to New Sanctuary Home
The famous orangutan was granted basic rights, such as life, freedom and a premise of “no harm” in an unprecedented ruling in 2015.
Sandra the Orangutan, Freed from a Zoo After Being Granted ‘Personhood,’ Settles into her New Home
A 33-year-old orangutan who was granted ‘legal personhood’ in Argentina has been relocated to a new home in Wauchula, Florida. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes where Sandra the orangutan is now living, told CNN she has been “inquisitive, calm, engaged and interested in her new surroundings” since her arrival.
Orangutan Granted ‘Personhood’ Settles into New Florida Home
A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Orangutan Granted Legal Personhood Moves to Florida
An orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is now hanging in Florida. Sandra, who is 33, was born in Germany and spent 25 years at the at the Buenos Aires Zoo before arriving at the Center for Great Apes in the Sunshine State.
Orangutan with Human Rights to Begin New Life in Florida
An orangutan who spent 20 years in an Argentine zoo is being moved to Center for Great Apes after being granted the same legal rights as humans.
Argentine Orangutan Sandra to Head to US Great Ape Sanctuary
The unstimulating, solitary life of Sandra, a 33-year-old orangutan with gentle eyes and dark-red hair, will take a turn Thursday when she leaves Buenos Aires for the United States. After a quarantine period in Kansas, she is expected to become the new resident of the Center for Great Apes in Florida, a sanctuary much better suited to her needs.
Lincoln Park Zoo Partners With Chimp Haven — A Place Where Chimps Can Get Out of Their Lab Cages and Live Free
The collaboration between the two institutions, is considered to be groundbreaking.
Zoo Knoxville Staff to Help Fla. Ape Center Hit by Hurricane Irma
A volunteer crew from Zoo Knoxville traveled to Florida and the Center For Great Apes to help with clean-up after Hurricane Irma.
Monkey Business? Activists Suspicious of Candy the Chimp’s Death, Intend to Continue Lawsuit
Candy the chimpanzee may have died April 21 at Dixie Landin’, but a 2015 lawsuit by animal rights advocates who sought to have her removed from the Baton Rouge amusement park lives on — at least for now.
Coming Together for Chimpanzees
Lincoln Park Zoo has long led the way in finding suitable homes for chimpanzees through Project ChimpCARE. Chimp Haven, has in turn provided a refuge for hundreds of chimpanzees retired from service in labs. It’s only natural that the two institutions would team up to benefit the species they love. And yet, the partnership they launched last fall is unprecedented.
Petition Launched to Free Chimpanzee Living in Baton Rouge Amusement Park
Advocates have launched an online petition to free a 50-year-old chimpanzee who has lived alone for 30 years in the Dixie Landin’ amusement park.
Free Candy: Louisiana Chimpanzee is Center of Landmark Lawsuit
Cathy Breaux remembers the first time she saw Candy the chimpanzee up close. Breaux, now 63, was still in high school when she went to Fun Fair Park in her hometown of Baton Rouge.