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.

The Importance Of Primate Sanctuaries And Helping Monkeys

A one-hour radio show was co-hosted by Erika Fleury, Program Director of NAPSA, and Amy Kerwin, Founder of Primates Incorporated, who answer the most commonly-asked questions about sanctuaries and the need to help monkeys retiring from labs and the pet trade.

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6 Wildlife Waystation Chimpanzees Taken To New Home In Washington State

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Six Rescued Chimpanzees Begin their Journey to their New Forever Home

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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‘Lucky 6’ Chimps on the Move: Forgotten Wildlife Waystation Animals Are on Their Way to Sanctuary

The NAPSA-led Chimpanzees In Need emergency rescue effort celebrated a victory as “The Lucky Six” were transported to their new home at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 51: Full House (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

Full House was an American sitcom from the 80s and 90s and in their fifth season they had an episode called ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ where Danny’s zoologist sister Wendy, pays a visit with a chimpanzee. Podcast host Matt Stewart is joined by special returning guest, Erika Fleury from NAPSA (the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance)! Erika also answers a bunch of listener questions about primates.

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Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The US

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was launched in Congress on Tuesday, May 21.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 38: Hollywood’s Primates: Where Are They Now? (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

What happens when Hollywood’s monkeys and apes retire? Comedian Matt Stewart talks to NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury to find out!

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Truth Behind Viral Video Of Chimp Hugging Dog Isn’t Cute

A video of a baby chimpanzee hugging a dog has gone viral — for all the wrong reasons. NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury explains characteristics of reputable primate sanctuaries, and why true sanctuaries would not exploit their animals.

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Rescued Chimpanzees and Orangutans

Patti Ragan founded the Center for Great Apes near Wauchula, Fla., which has become a model for ape sanctuaries across the US.

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Steve Aoki & Adam Lambert: Chimp Problems!

Steve Aoki’s new music video borders on bestiality … or at least chimp-on-woman love … so claims a very angry animal rights group.

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Chimpanzees Raised as Pets or Performers Suffer Long-term Effects on their Behavior

Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing infant chimpanzees from their mothers are well documented, little is known about the long-term impacts of this type of early life experience. In a year-long study, scientists from Lincoln Park Zoon observed 60 chimpanzees and concluded that those who were removed from their mothers early in life and raised by humans as pets or performers are likely to show behavioral and social deficiencies as adults.

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