Chimpanzees in the Media

Chimp rescued from zoo after eight-year struggle

A chimpanzee housed inhumanely in a Lebanese zoo was confiscated over the weekend, nine years after he was smuggled into the country. “Chimpanzees are extremely social and intelligent animals that require mental and physical stimulation to thrive. If Charlie continues to live alone, he will undoubtedly suffer,” says Doug Cress, coordinator of the United Nations Great Ape Survival Program.

posted 04/08/2014 5:31 PM

G.W. Zoo owner responds to PETA after a chimpanzee dies

The G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, OK is once again under fire from PETA after what they are calling a mysterious death of one of the zoo's animals. The Park's owner, Joe Schriebvogel, responds.

posted 03/26/2014 4:04 PM

Chimp Haven Mourns the Death of Famous Chimpanzee Artist

With great sadness, Chimp Haven announces the passing of one of its beloved chimpanzees, Brent. Brent won first place last year in the Humane Society's Chimpanzee Art Contest. His artwork can be seen at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, where a painting is part of their permanent modern art collection.

posted 03/17/2014 1:29 AM

Chimp Haven Announces 2014 Chimpanzee Discovery Days Schedule

Chimp Haven, located 25 miles southwest of Shreveport, LA, will be hosting its annual Chimpanzee Discovery Days between March and November - the public's only opportunity to visit the sanctuary.

posted 03/04/2014 4:16 PM

Dallas Zoo Welcomes Baby Chimpazee

There is a brand new addition to the Dallas Zoo. It was announced on Friday that a baby chimpanzee was born on January 26. “This new addition is a great success for the troop and our zoo,” says Lynn Kramer, the zoo’s vice president of animal operations and welfare.

posted 02/17/2014 12:01 AM

Merck, other drugmakers to phase out research on chimpanzees

Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

posted 01/30/2014 7:16 PM

Rescued chimpanzee takes first steps in Fort Pierce after years in captivity

Terry, a chimpanzee who lived for many years at a Las Vegas zoo, took his first steps outside Monday onto the grassy acres that are now his home at Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, FL.

posted 01/13/2014 12:27 PM

PG Tips chimps: The last of the tea-advertising apes

The Twycross Zoo in England, which benefitted from revenue raised from chimpanzees "acting" in PG Tips ads, has since said the use of the apes was wrong and has now highlighted the damage it caused the animals in later life.

posted 01/08/2014 7:47 PM

Fall in Love With Scarlett, a Paralyzed Chimpanzee Who Learned to Walk Again

One of the chimpanzees dearest to my heart, the sassy and independent Scarlett, now age 34, taught me a great deal about resilience and trust.

posted 01/03/2014 8:14 AM

Chimp Haven gifted with lifetime care for 7 chimpanzees

In the midst of the giving season, Chimp Haven is thankful for the American Anti-Vivisection Society’s establishment of a trust fund for seven chimpanzees newly retired from the New Iberia Research Center. The trust fund will have a total of $700,000 that will go toward diet, veterinary and day-to-day care for these additions to the colony.

posted 12/18/2013 2:51 PM