ChimpCARE blog


  • Escaped chimp deaths (2000-present)

    Date: Aug 7, 2012
    Author: Steve Ross

    This July, a male chimpanzee named Buddy was fatally shot by Las Vegas police after he escaped from his backyard cage. It was the latest in a long list of tragic ends for chimpanzees in the United States.

    Many people express surprise when these events happen ...seemingly forgetting that something equally tragic likely transpired in the recent past. As a result, I list here the sad list of chimpanzees who have escaped and been killed since 2000. I hope never to add to this...

  • Chimpanzee attack at Suncoast

    Date: Feb 14, 2010
    Author: Steve Ross

    Tragically, there was another chimpanzee escape last week, when a female chimpanzee managed to get out of her holding cage and attack a volunteer worker at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Florida.  Our thoughts go out to victim of course, although with any of these incidents, whether at an accredited or unaccredited zoo, laboratory or sanctuary, we are left to wonder exactly how such an event happened.

    In most cases, the truth is never completely revealed, but equally...