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Captain comes home - November 16, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Do you remember Captain? As an infant, his mother was killed by poachers who then sold Captain as an illegal pet. He was kept alone for 11 long years in a barren cage that was so small, he couldn’t even stand. PASA and Parc de la Lekedi, one […]

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GAP Spain grieves the death of two chimpanzees who were shot after escaping in a Dutch zoo - November 10, 2020

GAP Project Spain once again mourns the death of Mike and Karibuna, two chimpanzees who have been shot dead in the beginning if November at the Dieren Park zoo, in the city of Amersfoort (Netherlands), after escaping from their enclosure due to the carelessness of a keeper who left the door open. The statement made […]

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Argentina: AFADA fills Habeas Corpus lawsuit for chimpanzee Toti - November 9, 2020

On 11/06/2020, Afada Ong @afadaong filed a Habeas Corpus lawsuit with the Public Defense office of the Province of Rio Negro, Argentina, requesting the release of the chimpanzee Toti from the local zoo. The proposal is that he is transferred to the Great Primates Sanctuary of Sorocaba, in São Paulo, Brazil. May justice be done […]

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PASA/Africa: Give 25 monkeys a chance to be free - November 6, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Right now, PASA is conducting our largest primate rescue ever – and we desperately need your help. In September, a truck smuggling monkeys from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa was intercepted in Zimbabwe on a route that some investigators believe is commonly used to traffic wildlife […]

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“The Chimpanzee Chronicles”, by Debra Rosenman: “Chimps do not belong to us and they certainly do not belong to science” - November 2, 2020

Book review by Alyson Baker* “Chimps do not belong to us and they certainly do not belong to science” – the simple message behind The Chimpanzee Chronicles, a statement written by Adriana Martin in her contribution to this wonderful, if harrowing, collection. The contributions detail the lives of chimpanzees in captivity; in laboratories, in zoos, […]

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It’s Pumpkin season! - October 30, 2020

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary Perhaps you’ve carved pumpkins, drank your pumpkin lattes, and enjoyed your pumpkin spice. Well, now it’s time to get to know Pumpkin the chimp and learn how you can support him with a symbolic adoption! Pumpkin was born on October 27, 1986 at the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery […]

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GAP Brazil: Play time at the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba - October 14, 2020

It’s children’s week in Brazil and we would like to share some play time moments of chimpanzees from the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, in São Paulo, Brazil. Some of the chimps are very young, but some others not that much 🙂        

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Support the Giving Day for Apes – October, 13, 2020 - October 12, 2020

On October 13, 2020, join Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for a global day of giving in support of 37 qualified sanctuaries and rescue centers providing rehabilitation or long-term care for apes throughout Africa, Asia and North America. It’s quite simple. You enter the website of the campaign – https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/giving-events/ga20/home, find a participant and choose […]

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Welcome Home, Sinbad, Connie, Hanna, Pumpkin and Peanut! - October 9, 2020

From The Center for Great Apes (CGA) In spite of a pandemic, our mission and work to help great apes goes on. Just a few weeks ago, the Center for Great Apes accepted five more orangutans who needed an immediate sanctuary home. Since the Center is the only accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the Americas, we […]

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Help Enrich Yvette’s Life - September 28, 2020

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary My name is Yvette and Save the Chimps is currently fundraising for new climbing structures on my island home, through their Giving Day for Apes campaign! I was born in Africa in approximately 1965 and spent over three decades being used as a breeder for laboratories, while being used in medical […]

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The neural cruelty of captivity: Keeping large mammals in zoos and aquariums damages their brains - September 25, 2020

By Bob Jacobs, Professor of Neuroscience, Colorado College – The Conversation Hanako, a female Asian elephant, lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Japan’s Inokashira Park Zoo for more than 60 years, often in chains, with no stimulation. In the wild, elephants live in herds, with close family ties. Hanako was solitary for the last […]

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A Gorilla Can’t Wear a Face Mask - September 24, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Happy World Gorilla Day—a day to celebrate our fantastic, hairy relatives and the PASA member sanctuaries that care for them! We also want to celebrate you, since you’re an essential part of our global community working to protect gorillas.   Gorillas are genetically so close to humans that […]

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Answering the Many Questions About ‘The One and Only Ivan’ - September 18, 2020

The new Disney+ film about a talented gorilla might leave you wondering about the real great ape that inspired the story. We have answers. By Amy Nicholson (The New York Times) Can a gorilla ape Banksy? That’s the setup of Disney’s new animal rights flick, “The One and Only Ivan,” inspired by the true story […]

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PASA turns 20! - September 17, 2020

For 20 years, PASA has been racing against time to save endangered primate species From PASA – Pan African Sanctuary Alliance In the year 2000, orphaned chimps, gorillas, and monkeys had little hope of survival when their mothers were killed for bushmeat or when they were captured as part of the illegal pet trade. Individual rescue […]

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Chimpanzee Kanako. Chimpanzee Down Syndrome. - September 15, 2020

Original article – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10329-020-00856-9  . Note by GAP: Kanako was diagnosed with trisomy 22, Down Syndrome in chimpanzees, and lived her entire life in a facility that was used for pharmaceutical research in Japan. With the end of research on chimpanzees in the country, between the years 2007 and 2011, the facility became a sanctuary and […]

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In loving memory of Little Rock - August 31, 2020

Little Rock / 1969 (estimate) -2020 From Save the Chimps Sanctuary With great sadness we share the passing of Little Rock, a beloved member of our Save the Chimps family. Little Rock’s origins are a mystery, as is how she acquired her name. Her earliest records are from 1981, but she was already an adult by then. […]

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Orangutans Sandra and Jethro to be a loving couple at the sanctuary - August 19, 2020

From Center for Great Apes One of the most well-known orangutan residents at the Center is Sandra who arrived from Argentina last November after a legal court order designated her with nonhuman personhood status. Sandra had lived alone her last ten years in the Buenos Aires zoo, and everyone hoped she would find a companion here among […]

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Why is cruelty to monkeys skyrocketing? - August 19, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Last month, a lone baboon was found slowly crawling outside a hotel in Kenya. An arrow pierced through his soft fur and ribs. It missed his lungs by just an inch. PASA member sanctuary Colobus Conservation rushed to save the baboon. They performed lifesaving surgery and nursed him back to […]

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PASA/Africa: Ten-Year Action Plan for Western Chimpanzees - August 8, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Despite the tremendous challenges of this year, we’re thrilled to share this encouraging news with you: a ten-year action plan for critically endangered western chimpanzees was just released, developed by many partners including the IUCN (a worldwide conservation organization), PASA, and our member sanctuaries in West Africa. The […]

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Africa: Orphans Saved by Bonobo Sanctuary - July 27, 2020

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance No one knows what happened to Pongo’s family, but the area where this tiny bonobo was found in the Democratic Republic of Congo is known for illegal hunting. She was all alone and in desperate need of expert care. Investigators learned of sweet three-year-old Pongo when they were alerted […]

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