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$1 Million donation received; 8 Wildlife Waystation chimps headed to Chimp Haven

A combination of good timing, hard work and the kindness of others has provided the means for eight chimpanzees stranded at a closed wildlife refuge to move to the lush, forested Louisiana landscape of the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary this year. Among the factors behind the move is a recent surprise influx of donations, including an anonymous $1 million gift.

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Erika Fleury leads effort to find homes for Jeeter and other abandoned chimpanzees

Seven months before the coronavirus became a global pandemic, Erika Fleury learned that 42 chimpanzees in the Angeles National Forest were losing their home. In her field, the news heralded a disaster. “This is an emergency,” she thought. Fleury’s team hopes to complete the full relocation this year.

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State moves 8 Wildlife Waystation chimpanzees to sanctuary in Florida

The animals were among nearly 500 wild animals, including 42 chimpanzees, that were left in need of homes when the Wildlife Waystation closed in August 2019.

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8 Rescued Chimpanzees Find New Forever Home in Florida Sanctuary

Eight chimpanzees have been rescued and are now acclimating to their new home at Center for Great Apes after a 2,600-mile journey from a closed wildlife refuge where they, along with 33 other chimps, have been biding their time since the refuge’s unexpected closure due to financial hardship.

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8 Rescue Chimps Take 2,600-Mile Trip to Reach the Safety of Their New Florida Sanctuary Home

The Chimpanzees in Need campaign, supported by Dr. Jane Goodall, is working to find homes for all of the chimpanzees residing at the now-closed Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles

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Down to Earth: The Extinction Crisis –The Lucky 6

In the latest episode of Down to Earth: The Extinction Crisis, NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap documents the life and relocation of six chimpanzees dubbed, “The Lucky 6.”

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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.”

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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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