Chimps Transferred to Louisiana Sanctuary
Nineteen chimpanzees that spent decades in research labs in New Mexico have made it to a forested sanctuary in Louisiana, thanks to a grant by Animal Protection of New Mexico.
Chimpanzee Sanctuaries Open Door to More Research
The lab chimp is on the verge of extinction. Fewer than 700 remain in U.S. laboratories, and most are expected to move to sanctuaries over the next decade because of ethical and scientific concerns. Click here to view a PDF of the article.
Coming Together for Chimpanzees
Lincoln Park Zoo has long led the way in finding suitable homes for chimpanzees through Project ChimpCARE. Chimp Haven, has in turn provided a refuge for hundreds of chimpanzees retired from service in labs. It’s only natural that the two institutions would team up to benefit the species they love. And yet, the partnership they launched last fall is unprecedented.
19 New Chimpanzees Arrive at Chimp Haven
The wait is over for 19 chimpanzees who have been waiting at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute for retirement at The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Chimp Haven.
Petition Launched to Free Chimpanzee Living in Baton Rouge Amusement Park
Advocates have launched an online petition to free a 50-year-old chimpanzee who has lived alone for 30 years in the Dixie Landin’ amusement park.
Newly Retired Chimpanzees Will Find Safe Haven at Chimp Haven
More than 300 chimpanzees now have a safe environment to transition into retirement at Chimp Haven.
Chimp Haven Opens New Welcoming Center
A photo gallery celebrated Chimp Haven’s dedication of their new Laurie and Carlee McGrath Welcoming Center.
Chimp Haven to Dedicate New Chimpanzee Welcoming Center
Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, will soon be dedicating a $2.4 Million expansion to their facility. The new Laurie and Carlee McGrath Welcoming Center will serve as the quarantine area for newly retired chimpanzees arriving at the sanctuary.
Chimps Still Ill and Dying in Labs Long After NIH Retirement Decision
In November 2015, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced that his agency would cease all support for invasive research on chimpanzees.
Chimp Haven’s Spring Fling
This Saturday Chimp Haven in Keithville is hosting their annual Spring Fling. It’s just like a traditional Chimpanzee Discovery Day, but with more pizzazz. It’s sure to be a fun-filled event for the entire family, with activities for young and old alike.
Free Candy: Louisiana Chimpanzee is Center of Landmark Lawsuit
Cathy Breaux remembers the first time she saw Candy the chimpanzee up close. Breaux, now 63, was still in high school when she went to Fun Fair Park in her hometown of Baton Rouge.
Grant Helps Move Lab Chimps to Forever Home
After decades of being subjected to invasive testing in New Mexico, 19 chimpanzees will finally ease into retirement at a forested sanctuary in Louisiana, thanks to a major grant from New Mexico donors.