Chimp Haven Expanding So It Can House More Chimpanzees
Chimp Haven houses more than 200 chimpanzees that once were subjects of medical research. Now the sprawling sanctuary, a sort of utopian retirement home in Caddo Parish, wants to house even more on its campus at Keithville.
Learn what Chimp Haven Caregivers Do
To celebrate Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day, the important work of Chimp Haven caregivers was highlighted. Click the link to watch video!
How to Decide Whether Ailing Chimps Get Moved to a Sanctuary
The N.I.H. is deciding whether old, ill chimps formerly used in research should be moved to sanctuaries like Chimp Haven, or retire in place.
Report: Most Former Research Chimps Should Move To Retirement Sanctuaries
Chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health should be moved from research facilities to retirement sanctuaries unless that relocation is “extremely likely” to shorten their lives, a report issued Friday says.
Chimp Haven Now the Largest Chimp Sanctuary in the World
The arrival of five new retired chimpanzees this week at Chimp Haven — added to the 23 other retirees welcomed so far this year — now makes Chimp Haven the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, according to a news release. Even more chimps are expected this fall. They’ll join the more than 250 chimpanzees, most of whom were used in biomedical research, now calling the 200-acre forested sanctuary their home.
Chimp Haven Now World’s Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Chimp Haven is now the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world following the recent arrival of five new chimp retirees, the Keithville-based refuge announced.
Famed Primatologist Jane Goodall Visits Chimp Haven
World-renowned primatologist and chimpanzee champion Jane Goodall was in Caddo Parish Saturday, April 14, for her first visit to Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville.
Discovery Day at Chimp Haven
Ashley Gordon from Chimp Haven discusses their upcoming Discovery Day event, as well as the world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall who visited Chimp Haven recently.
Chimp Haven Home to Seven New, Important Retirees
With seven new retirees joining Chimp Haven from New Mexico this month, “[w]e now have more chimpanzee’s in sanctuary, than those left in research facilities, which is a huge milestone moment,” Amy Fultz, Chimp Haven’s director of behavior said.
America Banned Research on Chimps – But Half of Them Still Live in Labs
In 2015, The National Institutes of Health made an announcement: It would no longer support invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees. But three years later, the NIH is still struggling to retire the more than 200 federally-owned chimps that remain in labs, to sanctuaries. This month, 10 years after the first chimps arrived there, Chimp Haven is celebrating a milestone: More than half the NIH chimps have made it into the sanctuary system. VICE News visited Chimp Haven to see what retirement looks like for the lucky half of America’s research chimps.
Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary Review – Cruelty, Survival and Plenty of Tears
A moving tale of mistreatment – from the chimpanzee infected with HIV in a lab to another kept locked in a garage for 15 years – with the presenter and keen animal lover.
Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly
Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, butmoving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.