NAPSA in the News
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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.
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.
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.
Animal Concepts’ Podcast Interview
NAPSA’s Program Director was interviewed on Animal Concepts’ podcast. She shares information on markers of a true sanctuary, as well as how important it is to explore and use your talents, and how this can benefit primates. She also discusses the Chimpanzees in Need fundraiser to secure a stable future for chimpanzees remaining at a closed animal refuge, highlighting the importance of continued collaborations despite unique perspectives.
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.
Dozens Of Chimpanzees Still Living At Shuttered Wildlife Waystation
Footage from the media day NAPSA hosted at Wildlife Waystation includes Program Director Erika Fleury speaking about the need to rescue 32 chimpanzees.
32 Stranded Chimpanzees Need Permanent New Homes
The fates of 32 chimpanzees stranded in the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest depend on raising the funds needed to build permanent new homes at sanctuaries willing to take them, officials said on Tuesday.
Dozens of Local Chimpanzees Need Help
On World Chimpanzee Day, dozens of local chimpanzees are in desperate need of help. Watch NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury explain a fundraiser established to rescue these individuals.
Help Sought to Relocate Chimps Still at Sylmar’s Shuttered Wildlife Waystation
Since the Wildlife Waystation closed in August of 2019 the California Department of Fish & Wildlife has taken over the site and most of the animals have been able the be re-located to new homes. Funding to get homes for the 32 chimpanzees has been difficult.
Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 99B: More Monkey Business (With NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)
Erika Fleury from the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (and author of Monkey Business) is back to finish what she started last week. In this episode we hear more about a current campaign NAPSA is working on and Erika answers more of your questions!
Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 99: Monkey Business (With NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)
Erika Fleury from the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (and author of Monkey Business) is back by popular demand. In this episode we hear about a current campaign NAPSA is working on and Erika answers your questions!
Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus
Chimpanzee sanctuaries are restricting human interactions with chimps to prevent passing a human coronavirus infection to the animals. Erika Fleury, program director at the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, said the sanctuaries in her organization, which all set their own policies, are “increasing precautions in order to not only protect the primates in their care, but also all the humans working at the organization.”