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.

How Some U.S. Ape Sanctuaries Fail Their Animals and Staff

Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA. NAPSA is featured in a National Geographic article that highlights the value of accrediting bodies and independent oversight to ensure that sanctuaries continue to have high standards and safety precautions for the human and non-human primates at their facilities. The article points out that the sanctuary movement is fairly new but is growing increasingly professional. NAPSA, in fact, was formed in order to promote such growth and elevated standards, and we continue to make this one of our primary missions. As the article indicates, NAPSA is a membership alliance and does not accredit its members, but instead utilizes independent outside accreditation. If a NAPSA member sanctuary is unable to meet membership accreditation requirements, the alliance responds accordingly. Chimps Inc., mentioned in the article, has had their NAPSA membership placed on hiatus. The sanctuary’s Executive Director and board have continued to make improvements and are working with officials and with NAPSA to resolve complaints and renew their accreditation. Our full statement about Chimps Inc. can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2BgraOu.  

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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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Lars Larson Northwest Podcast

Chimps Inc’s history is featured. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Chimpanzees Should Not Be Pets

Three years ago, Chimps Inc., a Bend primate sanctuary, welcomed a famous escape artist through their gates. Calamity Jane, or CJ, made headlines by escaping from the home where she lived as a pet — not once, but twice. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Happy Father’s Day to These Amazing Primate Dads

Now, let’s hear it for the boys: the alpha males, the dads, the males who spent years in biomedical research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade before arriving in North American primate sanctuaries. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Former Captive Primates Rediscover the Joys of Motherhood

Not surprisingly, nonhuman primates have the same desire to nurture and raise their babies as human mothers. Unfortunately chimpanzees, orangutans, and monkeys living in captivity rarely have the opportunity to exhibit their natural behaviors and nurture, feed, and care for their children.

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Chimp-Painted Art is Expressive, Even When Painted by Tongue

We enlisted six member organizations of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, and asked if a chimp at each facility would create and submit a piece of art. Modern, impressionist, abstract expressionist, still life with banana. It was their prerogative. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Art Created by Chimps Featured in Contest to Benefit Sanctuaries

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and public to vote for their favorite chimp art. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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