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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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More Research Labs are Retiring Monkeys when Studies Finish

An Associated Press article on the retirement of research monkeys featured NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury and Amy Kerwin, founder of Transitional NAPSA member Primates Incorporated. Note: We were misquoted regarded the species most common in sanctuaries. The species we mentioned (chimps, capuchins and squirrel monkeys) are most common in NAPSA member sanctuaries, but that is not true for all accredited sanctuaries.

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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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