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

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Last updated Oct. 8, 2021 The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to welcome Dr. Lauri Crimmins to the staff at Project Chimps, a sanctuary in Georgia to which we provide financial and administrative support. Crimmins is a member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the...

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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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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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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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New York Blood Center

WASHINGTON—A lawsuit filed today in the federal District Court in Maryland charges the National Institutes of Health with violating federal law when it decided not to send to sanctuary 44 federally owned chimpanzees held at the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico. “Every day that goes by is...

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Rescued chimpanzees at the waters edge eating fresh vegetables
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By Brianna Grant

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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Photo illustration showing a domestic cat and an exotic cat

If you had driven by the idyllic-looking suburban home near Albany, New York, you would have never known that six African exotic cats had, for more than a decade, been living in the dark basement. In the wild, servals, often referred to as reed cats, typically live near water. The largely solitary...

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by Michael Di Paola & Ruthanne Johnson

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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Buttercup and Charisse hug each other in the tunnel of their villa at Project Chimps

Other than the pattering of rain on the leaf-strewn ground and an occasional mourning dove call, it’s quiet in this part of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Then you hear it: low grunting and hooting that rises through the pine trees into a ruckus of screeches and howls. Owls? Coyotes? No, it’s...

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Emily Smith

Monkeys are agile, intelligent primates—some of the closest animal relatives to humans.

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Together, we can reduce⁠—and eventually end⁠—harmful animal experiments.

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Within the first few minutes of Jane, a new documentary from National Geographic, the viewer is treated to wide shots of a gorgeous lush landscape, extreme close-ups of frilly insects going about their business—and a shot of young Jane Goodall, sitting in a boat, making her way into Gombe, Tanzania...

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Collage showing portraits of a pig, chimp, giraffes and rescue dog

A decade ago, few of us could have predicted the monumental progress for animals we would see in the years ahead. The U.S. government effectively banned the use of chimpanzees in research; Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus removed elephants from its shows and ultimately closed for good...

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by Emily Smith
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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