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Gorillas test positive for COVID 19 in North American zoo - September 13, 2021

This weekend, the Atlanta Zoo, in the United States, reported that 13 individuals from the group of 20 gorillas tested positive for coronavirus. Among them it’s Ozzie, a 60-year-old silver-back male, who is the oldest captive gorilla in the world. The tests were carried out after the zoo team noticed that the gorillas were coughing […]

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August 19th – International Orangutan Day - August 19, 2021

Today International Orangutan Day is celebrated. But other than celebration for this no majestic and unique species, August 19th is an alert date about the danger status of orangutans in the wild. It’s estimated that there are only 50.000 to 65.000 individuais in the forests of Indonesia and Malaysia, south of Asia, and that 2.000 […]

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Chronology – Great Apes evolving - August 16, 2021

On the evolutionary scale, man (Homo sapiens) is one of five species of great apes. All descended from the same ancestor and each arose at a certain time in the planet’s history. Check this chart summarizing previsions made on the chronology of emergence of great apes.  

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Center for Great Apes (USA): New chimpanzees residents - August 13, 2021

Six charming chimpanzees arrived here recently from Missouri. They lived in Festus at a facility where several other of our sanctuary residents were born years ago before going into the entertainment business or becoming private pets. So, the newest arrivals already have relatives at the Center. The original owner of the chimpanzees visited the Center […]

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Africa: Third COVID Wave Threatens Chimps - August 2, 2021

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance A devastating third wave of COVID in Sierra Leone is forcing Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary back into lockdown, wreaking havoc on people and chimps. “The health and safety of the chimpanzees and workers at Tacugama is our priority,” said Kareen Zabow, Operations Manager. “We do not know when we will be […]

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In Loving Memory of Normand / 2000-2021 - July 31, 2021

From Save the Chimps Sanctuary It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Normand, the alpha male of Bobby’s family. Normand was born January 6, 2000 at the Coulston Foundation laboratory in New Mexico, where he was subjected to medical experimentation. Along with his mother, Ethyl, Normand was rescued […]

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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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