Chimpanzees in the Media

Little Rock Zoo welcomes new baby chimpanzee

The Little Rock Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a male chimpanzee born July 18, 2015, to chimp Mahale. The chimp's birth is the result of efforts by the chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP).

posted 07/31/2015 3:20 PM

Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild

The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal. Extending these protections to captive chimpanzees is a change that was more than five years in the making.

posted 07/11/2015 9:25 PM

Seven Chimpanzees Coming To The Chattanooga Zoo This Month

Seven chimpanzees will make their debut this week at their new home in Chattanooga, TN, thanks to a collaboration of the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and the Chattanooga Zoo.

posted 06/23/2015 5:17 PM

Captive Chimpanzees Receive Increased Federal Protection in Response to Legal Petition

A new Endangered Species Act listing will end the disparity that deprived captive chimpanzees of much needed protection. The new listing from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in response to a 2010 legal petition and allows captive and wild chimpanzees to both be listed as endangered under the ESA.

posted 06/12/2015 12:33 PM

Chimp Haven plans to expand

Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, LA, plans to take in more federally-owned chimpanzees once they are retired from research and will need to expand to do so. A Chicago-based donor is on board to finance an approximately $15 million project to build five additional habitats there.

posted 06/05/2015 5:43 PM

Iris the Chimpanzee Finds Love at Florida Sanctuary

40 year old Iris, a new arrival at Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida, appears to be settling in quickly and socializing well with the sanctuary's other chimpanzee residents.

posted 04/15/2015 12:42 PM

Chimp Haven Celebrates 20 Years

Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on March 21 at its first Chimpanzee Discovery Day of the year. Chimpanzee Discovery Day events are designed to offer the public an opportunity to visit and learn about the sanctuary.

posted 03/20/2015 8:35 PM

Albuquerque Zoo needs help naming baby chimps

"It is fairly unique to have chimp twins..." said Lynn Tupa, Zoo Manager. The zoo is letting the public vote decide on the twins’ names.

posted 03/16/2015 2:30 PM

Gordon Ramsay Pulls Footage After Poor Chimp Decision

An upcoming episode of Gordon Ramsay's show "MasterChef Junior" will air without a scene featuring a trained chimpanzee following complaints from PETA. After reading about the abuses performing chimpanzees often suffer, the show decided to instead air an altered version of the episode.

posted 02/02/2015 11:18 AM

Tulsa Zoo names its baby chimpanzee for longtime volunteer who died

Tulsa Zoo's 2-month-old baby boy will go by Enloe, which commemorates zoo volunteer Joe Enloe, who died in 2013. Enloe is the 13th chimpanzee born at the Tulsa Zoo since its chimpanzee exhibit began in 1950.

posted 01/17/2015 12:41 AM