Chimpanzees in the Media

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

27 animals killed, 14 rescued from barn fire at Hollywild Animal Park

More than two dozen animals, including four chimpanzees, died at Hollywild Animal Park in Wellford from smoke inhalation during an electrical fire Friday morning.

posted 01/09/2015 4:00 PM

Tulsa Zoo announces chimp birth

Jodi, a chimpanzee at Tulsa Zoo, gave birth to a baby boy on November 23rd. A conservation success, this is the thirteenth chimpanzee born at the Zoo. The birth was planned in conjunction with the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan, which manages species in AZA-accredited institutions across the nation.

posted 12/01/2014 6:20 PM

Chimpanzee at New Mexico Zoo Gives Birth to Twins

Chimpanzee Elaine gave birth to two healthy twins at ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque on November 4th - an exciting event for the Zoo's chimpanzee group and staff, as chimp mothers usually give birth to a single baby.

posted 11/12/2014 12:35 PM

One Direction peeves PETA with new video

PETA reacts to the use of a chimpanzee and other exotic animals in the most recent music video released by English pop band One Direction, sending a letter to the group, expressing their concern over the use of these animals for entertainment purposes.

posted 10/30/2014 7:07 PM

Chimp Haven to Host Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11

"We thank our generous sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible; and we invite all to attend to not only have fun, but more importantly, to see this great sanctuary and learn the importance of its mission."

posted 10/09/2014 2:00 PM

Chimpanzees raised around humans face social difficulties

Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing infant chimpanzees from their mothers are well documented, little is known about the long-term impacts of this type of early life experience. In a year-long study, scientists from Lincoln Park Zoon observed 60 chimpanzees and concluded that those who were removed from their mothers early in life and raised by humans as pets or performers are likely to show behavioral and social deficiencies as adults.

posted 09/23/2014 9:50 AM