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Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.

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Editor’s note 5/30/17: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. Read the update. More than 60 chimpanzees abandoned in Liberia by the New York Blood Center are on a path to living at a suitable long...

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The National Institutes of Health announced an official plan for the retirement of all government-owned or government-supported chimpanzees from research laboratories to sanctuary. In response, Kathleen Conlee, vice president of animal research issues for the Humane Society of the United States said...

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. While wild chimpanzees have long been recognized as endangered, existing regulations deprive captive chimpanzees in the United States of protection under the ESA. After...

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An advocate wrote to us June 5, 2020 expressing concerns about allegations circulating about Project Chimps, an independent sanctuary for former laboratory chimpanzees that the Humane Society of the United States supports in various ways. We deeply appreciate people who care about animals enough to...

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Captive and wild chimpanzees are now listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The new listing from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in response to a 2010 legal petition (PDF) by The Humane Society of the United States. Under the ESA, a permit for any activity that would involve...

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Editor’s Note 5/30/17: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. Read the update. Rock music icon Joan Jett has voiced her support for the more than 60 chimpanzees the New York Blood Center abandoned in...

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The Humane Society of the United States and the New York Blood Center, Inc. announced an agreement today that should secure the long-term well-being of more than 60 chimpanzees in Liberia.

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Project Chimps is an independent sanctuary dedicated to providing lifetime care to chimpanzees who have spent most of their lives in research laboratories. The Humane Society of the United States provides funding to Project Chimps to help support its work, which helped enable our own successful...

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Kathleen Conlee is the HSUS's Vice President of Animal Research Issues.
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Loretta, a chimpanzee, holding an apple in a fall orchard

Nestled on 236 mountainous acres, the HSUS-supported Project Chimps sanctuary is a true haven for chimpanzees retired from medical research. If you’re curious about what it takes to keep these intelligent, sensitive creatures healthy and intellectually stimulated, why not plan a visit? Though...

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