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UN asks for Blackie’s transfer to GAP Sanctuary - November 25, 2014

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GAP Project  received a letter (PDF bellow)  from UN/GRASP – Great Ape Survival Partnership addressed to the Mayor ot Sorocaba city,  Antonio Carlos Pannunzio, asking for the transfer of chimpanzee Blackie, who lives at the city zoo, to Sorocaba Sanctuary, affiliated to GAP. Doug Cress, GRASP Programme Coordinator, wrote: ” GRASP is committed to ensuring the […]

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Chimpanzees ‘read’ magazines and enjoy retirement in Sorocaba - November 25, 2014

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Publications on celebrities are preferred by the great apes. Sanctuary is home to several species of apes, monkeys, lions and bears. by Geraldo Jr. (G1) Original text (in Portuguese): http://g1.globo.com/sao-paulo/sorocaba-jundiai/noticia/2014/11/chimpanzes-leem-revistas-e-curtem-aposentadoria-em-sorocaba.html In this link you can check a video and a photo gallery of the chimpanzees in the sanctuary. Every morning, just after waking up, Guga […]

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UN/GRASP supports Blackie’s transfer to Sanctuary - November 19, 2014

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UN/ GRASP – Great Ape Survival Partnership facebook page published its support to the tansfer of chimpanzee Blackie from Sorocaba zoo to the GAP Sanctuary in the same city. The Sanctuary is only 20 km far away from the zoo and there Blackie will be able to live with other 54 chimpanzees, in an environment […]

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Blackie and his astral hell: Write to the Sorocaba Mayor asking for his transfer to GAP Sanctuary - November 19, 2014

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Chimpanzee Blackie does not deserve what life has been offering him. Lonely in a small enclosure in Sorocaba Zoo, he has to endure day after day the astral hell that means the presence of hundreds of people, especially on holidays and weekends, who harass him with their cries, mess and provocations. Days ago someone showed […]

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Will we let Ebola kill them? They need our help! - November 13, 2014

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Watch a video of a group of baby chimpanzees at Tacugama Sanctuary: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152751845826208

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Another tragedy announced - November 12, 2014

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In San Francisco Zoo, a 15-month female baby gorilla, called Kabibe, died after being pressed by a hydraulic door that was being closed to hold the entire family of gorillas in the dorms. This is a common practice, as reported by us numerous times. All zoos in the world tend to lock,  up for 15-16 […]

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Nearly 50-year-old chimpanzee Blackie chimp will finally live together with his peers; transference to GAP Sanctuary depends only on the approval of the Mayor of Sorocaba - November 11, 2014

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From what is known of his history, Blackie and three other chimpanzees were “artistic” figures in Tihany Circus, in Brazil. Rescued by the environmental police, he went to Ribeirão Preto  zoo and, due to a treatment for a scorpion sting, he was transferred to the zoo “Quinzinho de Barros” in Sorocaba, São Paulo state. Blackie […]

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Another invader helicopter - November 5, 2014

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Sundays between 10 and 10:30am, this helicopter photographed here stresses the lives of 300 beings, who live living quietly and smoothly in the Sanctuary of the Great Apes and Felines of Sorocaba. Last Sunday, I was with Guga and Emilio on the grounds of “Soccer Camp” and the noise ended angering both, as the helicopter […]

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Monti being evaluated - November 5, 2014

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At the request of Judge Alarcon Dario, of the city of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, a group of biologists, veterinarians and human doctors visited chimpanzee Monti in the last 48 hours to assess his situation and recommend or not his transfer to a sanctuary in Brazil. The biologist, Dr. Ivana Rodriguez, from Universidad Nacional de […]

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GRASP launches free APP about great apes - November 4, 2014

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GRASP – Great Apes Survival Partnership, an alliance of national governments, conservation organizations, wildlife treaties and UN agencies, led by UNEP and UNESCO, which aims to lift the threat of imiment or medium term extinction faced by the four non human great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, bononos and orangotanis) has launched an free APP about great primates, […]

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GRASP highlights rescue of animals from Brazilian zoo - October 31, 2014

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 GRASP – Great Apes Survival Partnership, an alliance of national governments, conservation organizations, wildlife treaties and UN agencies, led by UNEP and UNESCO, which aims to lift the threat of imiment or medium term extinction faced by the four non human great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, bononos and orangotanis) highlighted on its facebook page last October […]

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Chimps in Sierra Leon Need Help in the Wake of Ebola Outbreak - October 30, 2014

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When the outbreak first began there was much discussion about how the virus can be fostered in animals and transferred to humans through the consumption of bushmeat. But what about the animals who have come into contact with the disease through their human caretakers – or even the animals that have lost their guardians to this […]

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Chinchillas are released in Brazil - October 29, 2014

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Days ago, a group of young activists who fight for animal rights raided a breeding centre of chinchillas, near São Paulo, and freed a group of them, from the thousands of those who are there to be slaughtered and have their skin cut off for coats to be used by humans. Chinchilla is a small […]

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Monti is in the anteroom of liberation - October 29, 2014

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Monti is perhaps the only chimpanzee prisoner isolated in the same enclosure that survived after 45 years. He is at the Zoo of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, which is about to be closed. i At the request of several organizations, including GAP Project in Argentina, Judge Dario Alarcon is considering his release for a sanctuary […]

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Documentary shows the island where chimpanzees who survived lab tests live - October 28, 2014

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They have been used as laboratory guinea pigs, but resisted the diseases and two civil wars The documentary “The Island of the Apes” is the result of a production that went to Liberia to show a region occupied by chimpanzees only. The online magazine Motherboard team visited the country to show that peaceful interaction between […]

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Rescue completed: all animals are fine and in their enclosures - October 24, 2014

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Check some photos of the  animals rescued from a zoo  in the northeast of Brazil, who are already in the Sanctuary of the Great Apes and Felines of Sorocaba, in their enclosures. The photos show the truck with the shipping boxes and the chimpanzees Jamaica, Maria das Dores and Martin, and Chitara and Kiara, the […]

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Rescue underway: three chimpanzees and two lionesses from a zoo to GAP Sanctuary - October 21, 2014

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After a few weeks of preparation, the largest single rescue that Great Apes and Feline Sanctuary of Sorocaba, affiliated to GAP Project, ever made got started today, October 21st.  Three chimpanzees, one male and two females, two lionesses are on track to Sorocaba, after being packed in shipping boxes. The trip was expected to take […]

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100,000 non-human primates being tortured - October 16, 2014

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NGO NEAVS, which a few years ago launched the Project R & R to free chimpanzees of medical torture in North American laboratories, is celebrating this week “The Primate Liberation Week”. Project R & R, in conjunction with other organizations, including GAP Project, has achieved that NIH –  National Health Institute – stop funding the […]

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Human baby taken by chimpanzees - October 16, 2014

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As the African forests disappear at an unprecedented speed, the communities of free-living chimpanzees are more in touch with human communities. In western Uganda, in Hoima and Bunyoro regions, forests are disappearing at a rate of 8,367 hectares per year. In 15 years there will be no more forests at Ugandan territory, and communities of […]

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Are we the only primates with culture? - October 15, 2014

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By primatologist José María Bermúdez de Castro – Scientific Advisor to the Gran Simio Project (GAP/PGS Spain) If we ask what culture is, everyone will have difficulties to give a precise definition. Human culture includes various aspects, and it is very difficult to summarize and synthesize their meaning in a nutshell. Among these aspects, we […]

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