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July 14th: World Chimpanzee Day - July 14, 2021

July 14th is WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY. The date was created by the Jane Goodall Institute to celebrate this very special species, the closest relatives of man in the animal world. CHIMPANZEES in the wild are threatened, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat and hunting for illegal activities. In captivity, many have already suffered […]

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After 11 years in a cage, Captain is free! - July 13, 2021

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance We found Captain alone in a filthy wooden crate. When he was an infant, his “owners” bought him from the hunters who killed his mother. Then they confined him all alone to a tiny cage – for 11 years. We can’t imagine how much this chimp suffered as […]

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Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it bites owner’s daughter - June 24, 2021

Chimpanzee Buck had been kept for 17 years as a pet by a family in the United States and on Sunday, 20, the inevitable happened: he ran away, attacked his owners and was killed by the police. This announced tragedy is unfortunately recurrent in situations where chimpanzees are insisted on be kept as pets. The […]

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Best Practice Guidelines for Responsible Images of Non-Human Primates - June 17, 2021

We’ve already talked about this subject and it’s always good to reinforce it. The way and type of primate photos posted on the internet and social media can negatively influence the message of conservation and protection, if the images are inappropriate or in the wrong context. The IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature […]

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Protecting chimpanzees from COVID-19 – one year later - June 16, 2021

By Save the Chimps Sanctuary Over a year ago we put strict protocols in place to protect the chimps from COVID-19. With so many of our chimpanzee residents either elderly or immuno-compromised, we enacted strict protocols since the very beginning. We were the first to adapt such strict protocols and we are happy and proud […]

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Rest In Peace, Dr. Miguel Vaudano - June 10, 2021

We are very sorry to inform the passing of Dr. Miguel Angel Vaudano, Deputy Coordinator of the GAP Project for Latin America, on 06/08/21 at 17:30, due to COVID. Dr. Miguel was one of the founders of the GAP Project in Brazil and collaborated in various activities for the multiplication and dissemination of the work […]

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Cobby, oldest male chimp in a U.S. zoo, dies at 63 - June 7, 2021

By Tim Stelloh (NBC News) Cobby, the oldest male chimpanzee in an accredited U.S. zoo, died Saturday in California, the San Francisco Zoo said. He was 63. His cause of death had not been determined, but he had recently been ill and old age was likely a contributing factor, the zoo said in a news […]

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NON HUMAN PRIMATE COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB - June 2, 2021

It is known that humans can transmit some diseases to other primates, and vice versa, and that some simple colds, for which we already have immunity against, can be very dangerous for chimpanzees, for example. In times of coronavirus, veterinarians and other specialists who care for great apes and other non-human primates are very attentive, […]

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Three years without Guga - May 27, 2021

Today’s TBT is a tribute. Exactly 3 years ago the chimpanzee Guga left us. Guga was the first chimpanzee at the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil, and the great inspirer for the information and awareness activities of GAP Project Brazil/International. Because of Guga, the four sanctuaries affiliated to the GAP in in […]

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Absurd! Offspring uses two chimpanzees in videoclip - May 17, 2021

NGO PETA @peta sent a letter to the leader of band Offspirng pointing the absurd regarding the use of two chimpanzees in the videoclip of the song “We never have sex anymore”, recently launched. The animals are submitted to exploited situations beside celebrities, which transmits a very wrong and old-fashioned message. “There are plenty of […]

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Baby chimps thrive in new nursery - May 10, 2021

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Thanks to our supporters, 23 orphaned chimpanzee infants have a safe place to play! Watch the video to see where these baby chimps will thrive for years to come. A few months ago, the Tacugama nursery in Sierra Leone was bursting at the seams. After an unprecedented number of […]

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In Loving Memory of Scrappy - May 8, 2021

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Scrappy, a beloved and respected member of Seve’s family. Born in 1999 at the Coulston Foundation, a biomedical research laboratory, Scrappy was taken from his mother at birth. Fortunately, however, he was never subjected to experimentation. […]

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In Memory of Dr. Carole Noon - May 2, 2021

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary Twelve years ago today, Save the Chimps’ founder, Dr. Carole Noon passed away of pancreatic cancer in her home on sanctuary property. She remains an inspiration to all the lives she touched and a motivator to carry on her important work. More than 300 chimpanzees have found the peaceful and […]

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Happy 50th Birthday Popi! - April 23, 2021

From Center for Great Apes (CGA) Popi, the second oldest pure Bornean orangutan in North America, turns 50 years old Friday, April 23rd. This distinguished elder has seen and been through a lot in her life. Popi was born in a biomedical lab then sold to a trainer who worked her in movies, television, and live nightclub […]

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Radio gorilla serves communities about COVID-19 prevention - April 12, 2021

By Jaqueline B. Ramos* What do gorillas have to do with the prevention of spread of COVID-19? In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more specifically in remote villages around Tayna Nature Reserve, eastern of the country, they are intrinsically connected. And the information to raise awareness about this arrives through an old and good […]

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How animals find medicine in nature - April 6, 2021

By CrowdScience – BBC World Service Something strange happened 35 years ago, when primatologist Mike Huffman was studying a group of chimpanzees in western Tanzania. Chausiku, one of the females, left her young baby with other animals of the species, climbed a tree and lay down in a nest. “It is unusual for chimpanzees to […]

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NASA’s Long and Controversial History with Animal Experimentation - April 3, 2021

By Tracy Keeling (One Green Planet) At the end of 2020, a controversial fact emerged about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A Freedom of Information (FoI) request revealed that all the captive monkeys in one of its research centers had been put to death on a single day in 2019. Drug research company […]

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In Loving Memory of Frieda – 1981-2021 - March 29, 2021

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary It is with a heavy heart that we share that Frieda passed away unexpectedly last week from natural causes. She was a dear member of Rufus’ family and will always be remembered for her sweet and loving nature. Frieda was born November 21, 1981 at Holloman Air Force Base in […]

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ALERT – Deadly virus attacks monkeys in Cameroon - March 26, 2021

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Already under constant threat of rising COVID-19 cases in Cameroon, Limbe Wildlife Centre is facing yet another deadly virus. It started suddenly when two drills (large, endangered monkeys) were found dead early one morning. Only an hour later, another drill showed signs of acute breathing problems, gasping for […]

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The Islamabad High Court Is Protecting the Legal Rights of Animals - March 25, 2021

Nicole Pallotta, Senior Policy Program Manager in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program, analyzes the recent grant of legal personhood to animals and recognition of their natural rights by a landmark judgement given by the Islamabad High Court… In a ground-breaking decision, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has explicitly recognized that animals […]

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