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Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Science

Meet Mason. He's only 5, but already, he seems to be quite the "ladies' man." “He likes to play with the other girls,” Mark Lewis, an animal c...

New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We couldn't be more thrilled for the chimpanzees who will now get to live out the remainder of their lives climbing trees, relaxing in the sun, and living in larger social groups.

From Laboratory to Sanctuary, CHIMP Act Funding Paves the Way

Kathleen M. Conlee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Kathleen M. Conlee

Chimpanzees have languished in laboratories for decades, sometimes subjected to painful experimentation and often warehoused in barren cages. But now the fate of these remarkable and highly intelligent beings has taken a monumental turn for the better.

Animals in the Federal Budget

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The American people are behind these campaigns. More than 62 percent of all Americans have pets. We love our animals. Our taxes should go to protecting them.

Research 'Retirees' Settle In At New Home

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

KEITHVILLE, La. -- For the first time in their lives, four aging chimpanzees once used in federal research can go outside whenever they like. They can...

Lab Chimps Should Be Retired, Committee Says

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

NEW ORLEANS — Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a lea...

Bob Barker Makes Big Donation To Chimp Sanctuary

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctua...

Chimps Knocked Up Despite Vasectomies

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 02.27.2012 | Weird News

NEW ORLEANS -- After two unexpected pregnancies at a sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees, other females have been put on birth control and the ...