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NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.

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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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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Louie’s Story: Why Monkeys Should Never Be “Pets”

Many humans assume that sharing a home with a cute baby monkey will be endlessly fun. But in practice, owning an exotic animal proves detrimental for both the “pet” and the humans involved.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 85: Great Primate Escapes (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

Erika Fleury from the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance is back! This week we talk about a few great primate escape stories as well as a few tangents about primates used in animal testing and entertainment… some of it is grim but we try and keep it pretty light!

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Should Aging Lab Monkeys be Retired to Sanctuaries?

There is surging interest in sending monkeys from research to sanctuaries instead of euthanizing them or transferring them to another project. A growing number of scientists say retirement is the right thing to do for these social, intelligent creatures, and it can be cheaper than keeping the animals in labs.

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Orangutan With Legal Personhood Settles In At Florida Sanctuary

The orangutan Sandra, the first great ape ever to receive legal personhood status, is setting in to new life at Center for Great Apes.

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Creve Coeur Must Prohibit Ownership of Monkeys

A Letter to the Editor from NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury encouraged town officials in Creve Coeur, MO to avoid granting an exemption to a woman claiming her three monkeys are emotional support animals. Erika was also interviewed on St. Louis AM radio station KMOX, though the interview is not available online.

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Story Spread Many Inaccuracies and Harmful Information

A Letter To the Editor by NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury was published pointing out that a recent Laurinburg Express article highlighted an unaccredited pseudo-sanctuary who promoted private ownership of primates.

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