Watch Chimps Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast
Everyone should get to enjoy Thanksgiving with a belly full of delicious food! That’s why Project Chimps put together a one-of-a-kind feast for the primates at the sanctuary.
Gifted Students Work with Project Chimps
For the last few months, Cherokee County, North Carolina’s Academically and Intellectually Gifted students have been partnering with Project Chimps.
Project Chimps Showcases Sanctuary Through Eyes of Inhabitants With Adventure Maps
The organization partnered with ad agency Huge to raise awareness of the home to former research chimps.
A Safe Place to Land
Retired research chimps find sanctuary in Morganton, Georgia.
Project Chimps: Protecting our Primate Pals Who Once Lived in a Lab
In 2015, the government decided to stop testing on all chimpanzees. But where did those animals go? One location is less than two hours from Chattanooga in Fannin County, Georgia. The chimps used to live in a lab. Now, they live in the quiet Blue Ridge Mountains on 6 acres of land.
Dozens of Endangered Chimpanzees Used in Lab Tests Find New Home in Georgia
“We take care of the beings that gave to us,” Ali Crumpacker, Executive Director of Project Chimps said. “We may not even know what they gave, but they gave it, and it’s time for us to give it back.” Watch video at the link of ten of their newest arrivals going outside for the first time!
Latest AJC Podcast Takes You Behind the Scenes at Project Chimps Sanctuary
This week’s podcast is all about Project Chimps, a 236-acre property in Morganton, Georgia on the site of the former Dewar Wildlife facility, which housed gorillas until 2015. Under an agreement with University of Louisiana-Lafayette New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), Project Chimps, which is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, will soon be home to more than 200 chimps that have been retired from research.
10 Rescued Lab Chimpanzees Arrive at ‘Project Chimps’ for a Second Chance at Life
They walked off their transport vehicle clutching blankies like little kids, but the newest group of chimpanzees to enter the Project Chimps sanctuary in Georgia include some of the oldest animals on the grounds. These 10 chimps were recently rescued as part of an unprecedented agreement with the New Iberia Research Center, which agreed to retire its population of more than 200 privately owned lab chimps to the 236-acre sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Project Chimps Sanctuary Welcomes its Oldest Residents
10 female chimpanzees made the trek from Louisiana to Project Chimps in North Georgia where they joined 39 other former research chimps who call the 236-acre sanctuary home. Precious, 28, who suffers with chronic kidney disease, Jill 28, and Jurita and Jamie, both 29, are the oldest chimpanzees to date that have retired to Project Chimps.
New Life for Former Research Chimps
Under an agreement with University of Louisiana-Lafayette New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), Project Chimps, which is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, will soon be home to more than 200 chimps that have been retired from research. “What is different about their lives here than their lives in a research setting is they have more choices about where they go, what they do and who they associate with,” said Project Chimps spokeswoman Leslie Wade.
Rescue Chimps Frolic in Georgia Sanctuary’s Ball Pit
Nine chimpanzees at Project Chimps recently spent their time diving into a brand new ball pit, tossing handfuls of colorful toys in the air. Watch video at the link!
U.S. Chimp Retirement Gains Momentum, as Famed Pair Enters Sanctuary
After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired. Hercules and Leo have arrived at Project Chimps.