Zoo Knoxville Staff to Help Fla. Ape Center Hit by Hurricane Irma
A volunteer crew from Zoo Knoxville traveled to Florida and the Center For Great Apes to help with clean-up after Hurricane Irma.
Center for Great Apes Offers Classes
The Center for Great Apes will offer several Ape-ology workshops throughout the year. The workshops are an opportunity to tour and learn about the sanctuary that houses 15 orangutans and 27 chimpanzees.
Rashida Jones Reveals She Was Attacked by Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Bubbles
Rashida Jones revealed on Tuesday’s episode of Desus & Mero of Vice that Michael Jackson‘s chimpanzee, Bubbles, had bitten her on the finger and drawn blood.
Bubbles Surfaces in Florida!
Michael Jackson’s pet chimp is enjoying his retirement in Florida but hates his picture being taken (and can you blame him?)
Michael Jackson’s Pet Chimp, Bubbles, is Living Out his Twilight Years in Florida
Bubbles plows a big blue bucket along the border of his enclosure, tracing an invisible line. His fleshy feet thud against the concrete path. “He’s just letting us know he’s here,” one of his caretakers says. Bubbles is behind a steel-wire fence with the rest of the apes. “He’s big,” she adds, “but he’s a sweetie.”
Orangutan Rescued From Cruel Life in Entertainment …Taking a Bath
Chuckie, a rescued orangutan was born at the Memphis Zoo, but because he was a hybrid mix between Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, he was sold to a dealer and then a circus trainer.
Sanctuary Spotlight: Center for Great Apes
We’ve probably all seen them on television or in movies—adorable chimpanzees who walk into a scene smiling and childlike, dressed up in cute clothing, appealing to audiences with their charm and human-like qualities. The entertainment industry capitalizes on this: but really, chimps are wild animals, and many of these “screen stars” are taken from their mothers too soon, and go on to live miserable lives.
Why So Many Women Founders? Because We Can!
There is a significantly high percentage of women advocates in animal protection. NEAVS would like to remind us all how much the movement’s progress has been fueled by their tireless work.
They’ve lived difficult lives: apes forced to perform at shows, or kept as exotic pets, then abandoned. But one Florida sanctuary is giving them a second chance.
Center for Great Apes
An ape sanctuary hidden in the middle of Florida is making the impossible, possible. Patti Ragan, the founder of the center, dreamed of a place where apes can go after they retire from show biz, or just cannot be a pet anymore. In 1997, she established a place for these apes to live among others who have been in a similar situation.
10 Amazing Wild Animal Sanctuaries You Should Support
Wild animals are often seen in a dangerous light, but they have souls too, many of which are in need of saving.
Volunteer at a Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ever dream of helping to care for a chimpanzee?