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Chimps Freed After 17 Years in a Cage - July 12, 2018

From PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance) Can you imagine how it must feel to spend 17 years in a cage so tiny that you can’t even stand up or straighten your legs? It’s hard for me to think about. But for Utah and Mungo, this was reality. Every day, every agonizing hour – these innocent, […]

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In Loving Memory of Henrietta - July 9, 2018

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary Henrietta, one of our beloved elderly residents, passed away recently due to complications of high blood pressure and heart disease. Henrietta, also known as Henri, was born in the wild in Africa in 1960s, and estimated to be at least 51 years old when she passed away. She was an […]

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A very special rescue and retirement… - July 3, 2018

From Center for Great Apes We’re eager to share some news with you… and with some surprising developments too! Just two weeks ago, we had an emergency call about two adult male chimpanzees in Oklahoma (Joe and Bo) who needed an immediate home. They lived in separate cages and had never been together. Even though […]

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Rwandan people and mountain gorillas face changing climate together - July 3, 2018

by Elham Shabahat (Mongabay) The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of humanity’s closest relatives, and the largest primate to roam the rainy, high volcanic habitat of Rwanda. Recent conservation efforts have brought this Critically Endangered, charismatic species back from the brink of extinction. But now these great apes, and the people who live near […]

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Orangutan forest school in Indonesia takes on its first eight students - June 26, 2018

A team of scientists and caretakers aim to give orphaned orangutan a chance to return to the wild. BY JIM TAN  // Mongabay Series: Great Apes On May 17, 2018, the first eight orange-furred students arrived to begin their studies at a new orangutan forest school in the province of East Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo. Under […]

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Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California - June 21, 2018

Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Instructors taught her a version of American Sign Language and say she used it to convey thoughts and feelings. The abilities of the gorilla, who also apparently […]

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Chimp exploited for entertainment her entire life was killed for trying to escape – Demand Justice now! - June 20, 2018

Wild animals can never be domesticated within their lifetime, but this fact does not stop greedy people from exploiting animals for a profit in the entertainment and tourism industries. Three chimpanzees, Botan (a 17-year-old female), Gonbay (a 29-year-old male), and Sumomo (a 19-year-old female), were transferred from one dismal zoo to the next in Malaysia between […]

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Orphaned gorilla saved from becoming food - June 19, 2018

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Dear friends, I want to take a moment to thank you so much for your dedication to protecting great apes and monkeys across Africa. Because of your unbelievable support, PASA member wildlife centers have rescued dozens of orphaned animals since the start of this year.       […]

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Casey 1965–2018 - May 31, 2018

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Casey, one of our oldest and most beloved residents at Save the Chimps. A member of Tanya’s group, Casey was highly respected by every chimpanzee in his family. Casey loved being outside, and when he wasn’t playing or grooming with other chimps, he could usually be […]

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Guga Ynterian 1999-2018 - May 28, 2018

I did not think I would ever write these lines. Guga was my eighth child. All of the ones before him, human primates; he was nonhuman, but for me it was no different, perhaps because of his fragility, the dangers he lived daily, in a brutal and unjust society of humans, he needed more protection […]

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Tiny, Terrified, and Totally Alone. Help free Simon! - May 24, 2018

News from PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance) Simon is crying for help. He is locked in a cramped cage in a villager’s backyard in Guinea-Bissau. When people pass by, he stretches his small arm out between the bars, begging for someone to show him kindness. They ignore his suffering. This chimpanzee is just 2 years […]

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How our beds are dirtier than chimpanzee nests - May 20, 2018

By Tim Walker (The Guardian) Your lily-white bed linen may, in fact, be less hygienic than the nest of an animal known for throwing its own poo around. According to a new study by researchers from North Carolina State University, chimpanzees have cleaner sleeping arrangements than humans – and that may be precisely because we […]

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Court ruling denies appeal for Tommy and Kiko, but not their rights - May 10, 2018

by ROBBY BERMAN On May 8, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals Decision once again denied the Nonhuman Rights Project’s (NhRP) petition to appeal a lower court’s ruling on the fate of chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko. Though nominally a defeat, the remarkable concurring opinion by the court’s Associate Judge Eugene M. Fahey constitutes a […]

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Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savanna’s Heat - May 9, 2018

By Carl Zimmer (NY Times) Nine years later, Erin Wessling can still remember the first time she visited Fongoli, a savanna in southeast Senegal. “You feel like you walk into an oven,” she said. Temperatures at Fongoli can reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more. During every dry season, brush fires sweep across the parched landscape, […]

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Great Ape Project is against the World Chimpanzee Day - May 9, 2018

Given the initiative launched to the media by different institutions to celebrate July 14th as the world’s chimpanzee day, the Great Ape Project estimates that in any case it should be the world day of all non human great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans), since otherwise it seems that it is trying to divide […]

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North American sanctuaries launches fundraising campaigns to support their work with rescued chimpanzees - May 8, 2018

Save the Chimps and Center for Great Apes are great apes sanctuaries located in Florida, United States. They receive chimpanzees and orangutans rescued from several kind of mistreating situations which are still allowed in the country and do their best to care and provide high standard conditions for the captive animals. But they depend very […]

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PASA/AFRICA: Babies chimpanzee and gorilla are saved, but they still need help - May 8, 2018

Just a few months ago, baby chimpanzee Tita was a victim of one of a horrific poaching story. With a lot of support and the dedicated care from the staff at Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC), PASA’s member organization in Guinea, Tita is growing stronger every day. She is even making new friends! Tita was just […]

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Friends of the Court – and of chimps - April 28, 2018

by Cherry Au (Dal news) Concrete walls in place of lush jungle trees, isolated confinement, rudimentary living conditions lacking enrichment opportunities: two chimpanzees by the names of Tommy and Kiko have been far removed from any semblance of their natural habitat. Ultimately, the hope is for these cognitively complex primates — humans’ closest relatives — to […]

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Guinea-Bissau transfers, for the first time, chimpanzees to Sanctuary in Kenya - April 25, 2018

With the assistance of Born Free, Bo and Bella, two rescued chimpanzees in Guinea-Bissau, will be moving to their new home at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya today. The two young chimps are victims of the illegal pet trade. Although the critically endangered western chimpanzee is fully protected by law, the practice of keeping them […]

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“I respect animals and appreciate their beauty” - April 24, 2018

Interview with Mio Hashimoto, artist and sculptor.  By Jaqueline B. Ramos* When art speaks out for respecting all forms of living beings, the experience of sensing it is unforgettable. And kind of speechless… But to try to put on words the reasons behind the beauty, I talked to Japanese artist and sculptor Mio Hashimoto, who […]

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