NAPSA in the News

Featured: Kareen from Project Chimps | Photo by: Fred Rubio

NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.

32 Chimpanzees Stranded and in Desperate Need of Shelter!

There are 32 chimpanzees stuck in limbo after a sanctuary in California closed unexpectedly in 2019. Wildlife Waystation was home to 32 chimpanzees. A new grassroots fundraising effort is underway for the chimps led by North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) and endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Urgent Help Needed To Rehome 32 Chimps From The Wildlife Waystation To Sanctuaries In The U.S.

When the Wildlife Waystation in Southern California closed its doors in 2019, hundreds of exotic and domestic animals needed to be rehomed. While the majority of the animals were relocated, 32 chimpanzees remained. While the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been temporarily caring for the chimps, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) has been working to secure the chimps forever homes in four reputable sanctuaries throughout the United States.

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California Dept of Fish and Wildlife Training Chimps

Video posted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed how Wildlife Waystation staff trained the 32 chimpanzees still living at the animal rescue facility out of their cages through evacuation tunnels and into smaller transport cages in the event of a wildfire. NAPSA is leading the effort to rehome these chimpanzees at trusted sanctuaries before they are threatened by another season of wildfires.

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Iconic Imagineer Joe Rohde Requests Support For Displaced Chimps

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Joe Rohde is an icon in the Disney fan community. Rohde, the creative mind behind projects like Animal Kingdom and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, is extremely active on social media and regularly brings his followers behind-the-scenes stories about Disney Parks. Now, Rohde is asking for help from Disney fans who follow his Instagram page.

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Local Chimpanzee Sanctuary Plans Growth for Future

Diana Goodrich, Co-Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and an alternate on NAPSA’s Steering Committee, explained about the sanctuary’s expansion and the role that NAPSA can play in retirement efforts.

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Nine Ex-Research Chimpanzees Retired to Chimp Haven Sanctuary

There are over 200 chimpanzees in medical laboratories across the US, mostly government-owned and awaiting retirement. Chimp Haven, a 200-acre forested sanctuary in Louisiana, has received a new cohort to join the hundreds of chimps already in residence.

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Chimpanzees: Saving our Closest “Cousins”

In celebration of the first World Chimpanzee Day (of which NAPSA was an organizer), an Argentinian journalist spoke with NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury about chimpanzee conservation.

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Chimps Inc.

An Oregon chimpanzee sanctuary cares for rescued chimps. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Rescued Chimpanzees and Orangutans

Patti Ragan skillfully maneuvers a golf cart along narrow twisting paths through the heavily wooded Center for Great Apes.

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Retired Lab Chimps Experience New Life at Project Chimps Sanctuary

A Georgia sanctuary for chimps, called Project Chimps, have recently welcomed a group of nine retired lab chimpanzees into their new home.

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Endangered Chimps Retire from Medical Research and Get Fancy New Home

A group of nine female chimpanzees just took a 16-hour road trip of a lifetime.

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Controversial Plan Would Send Lab Chimps to Unaccredited Zoo

A U.S. research center’s plan to ship seven lab chimpanzees to an unaccredited zoo in England is facing a legal challenge that tests the limits of the Endangered Species Act and raises questions about how research animals should be treated when they are retired.

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