Chimpanzee Sanctuary Hoping to Expand and Provide Homes for More Animals
Approximately 435 chimps are still stuck in labs with nowhere else to go. The only viable option is a sanctuary. Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is one of only six facilities in the country with full accreditation to house the chimps with adequate food, space and medical care. Right now they have an amazing group known as the Cle Elum 7: Foxy, Jamie, Annie, Negra, Jody, Missy and Burrito. CSNW invited KIRO in to show them how resilient these chimps are, and they spoke about their plans to expand in a big, bold way.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Cle Elum Gives Chimps a Second Chance at Life
Seven chimps at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest spend most of their free time swinging around, playing with dolls, and going on long walks. “They are able to come to a sanctuary and get to experience things they have never experienced before,” said Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Co-Director Diana Goodrich. Click the link for video and more!
Chimp Research is Over, but Hundreds are Still in Labs. A Tiny Washington Sanctuary is Helping Them.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is expanding to take in more ‘retired’ research apes at its unlikely location near Cle Elum.
Turmoil Behind Primate Power Struggles Often Overlooked by Researchers
The social life of chimpanzees and macaques is more complicated than previous studies suggest.
Retired Lab Chimps Find an Unlikely Sanctuary in Central Washington
The expanding Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest near Cle Elum offers a humane future for our closest nonhuman relatives. Scroll down for a great video!
Improvements Planned at Chimpanzee Sanctuary
The Cle Elum Seven will soon see improvements to their home at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
Life Outside the Lab: Inside Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest sits at the base of a forested hill off Highway 10 in Cle Elum. The seven chimps in the sanctuary came here from a biomedical facility in Pennsylvania in 2008. All of them were used in labs to test hepatitis vaccines. Some started out as pets or were used in the entertainment industry, while others were captured in Africa when they were just babies.
Chimpanzee sanctuary holds Chimp-O-Lympics
Forget PyeongChang – the chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest gave Olympic athletes a run for their money at the 2018 Winter Chimp-O-Lympics on Friday. Staff at a chimp sanctuary near Cle Elum organized winter games, such as the brainfreeze biathlon, snowball rope climb, and the 100m snowball sprint, in the spirit of the 2018 Olympics. Click the link to watch the video!
Party of the Apes: Chimp Celebrates 41st Birthday With Her Friends and Delicious Treats
One happy chimpanzee inside a Washington state sanctuary has celebrated her 41st birthday with her favorite foods and a few of her close friends.
Chimpanzee Celebrates 41st Birthday with Troll Doll Party
Foxie the chimpanzee celebrated her 41st birthday at Washington’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest with dozens of troll dolls and special watermelon fruit bowls.
You Gotta Troll With It…
Foxie the chimpanzee spent most of her life involved in medical experiments for American drug companies. Eventually she was rescued and sent to a wildlife reserve in Washington in the Pacific north west. Part of her time in captivity was spent in a breeding programme with her babies taken for experiments. Now she lives with fellow rescued chimps and has a large collection of brightly-colored troll dolls
Unique Cle Elum Chimpanzee Sanctuary Works to Expand
Diana Goodrich, Co-Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, tells YakTriNews what it’s like to care for retired chimpanzees.