Chimpanzees Deemed Endangered by U.S. – What’s It Mean?
Captive apes now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don’t have a place to go, advocates say.
Chimps Still Stuck in Research Labs Despite Promise of Retirement
Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected with HIV or hepatitis.
Heard on Campus: Cathy Willis Spraetz, CEO of Chimp Haven
“Everyone one of them is so different, so unique, just like all of us,” said Cathy Willis Spraetz, president and CEO of Chimp Haven, during her presentation, “Chimpanzees in Captivity: From Research to Retirement,” at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee
For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied.
Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home
Two years ago, 110 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center were retired by the National Institutes of Health, and since then, animal welfare activists have been working hard to get them all to Chimp Haven.
All 110 New Iberia Research Center Chimpanzees Arrive at Chimp Haven
After a year and a half of intense planning, fundraising and traveling, all 110 federally owned chimpanzees formerly used in research at the New Iberia Research Center have been retired to Chimp Haven.
When Chimpanzees Leave Research Labs, They Often Find a Home at Chimp Haven
Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.
Louisiana Chimpanzee Wins 1st Prize in Art Contest
A painting by a 37-year-old Louisiana primate who applies color with his tongue instead of a brush has been deemed the finest chimpanzee art in the land.
Volunteer at a Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ever dream of helping to care for a chimpanzee?
Retired Lab Chimps See the Sky for the First Time
Over the next 12 to 15 months, lab chimps from across the country will be set free and will live out their days at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana.
Research Chimpanzees Savor Retirement at Chimp Haven Sanctuary in Louisiana
The proposal to retire all but about 50 federally owned chimpanzees is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, owing to technological advances and growing ethical concerns about research on primates that share more than 98 percent of the DNA of humans.
NIH Lab Retirees arrive at Chimp Haven in Louisiana
The first chimpanzees from a south Louisiana lab have arrived at the national sanctuary for retired federal research chimps, with a recommendation for hundreds more to be sent there from other laboratories around the country.