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Chimpanzees in the Media

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

Chimpanzees raised as pets or performers suffer long-term effects on their behavior

( Lincoln Park Zoo ) 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 ...

posted 09/23/2014 7:20 AM

Boom in Retiring Lab Chimpanzees Fills New Sanctuaries With Apes

As U.S. laboratories phase out the use of chimps, former research subjects fill specially designed facilities. In recent years, the movement to end invasive research on these animals, humans' closest genetic relatives, has gained force. Now, special sanctuaries, designed specifically for chimpanzees, are opening their doors to these great apes. They're here to serve the chimpanzees who served humankind as subjects of government-funded biomedical research.

posted 09/16/2014 7:26 PM

Former lab chimps bask in their hard-won retirement

110 federally owned chimpanzees who previously resided at the New Iberia Research Center are settling into their new, spacious home at Chimp Haven, a 200-acre chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana.

posted 09/04/2014 8:43 PM

Marbles, beloved SCZ chimpanzee, dies at 44

Sedgwick County Zoo regrets to announce that Marbles, chimpanzee, has passed away. Marbles, approximately 44 years old, has always been one of the most recognizable animals at the Zoo. Not only was Marbles the oldest male chimpanzee at Sedgwick County Zoo, but his charismatic personality made him a local celebrity.

posted 08/26/2014 12:14 PM

Two Oregon chimpanzees undergo electrocardiograms

Two chimpanzees living at Chimps Inc. underwent electrocardiograms Wednesday at the Central Oregon sanctuary as part of the Great Ape Heart Project, a nationwide effort to monitor and combat heart disease in captive apes.

posted 08/14/2014 9:47 PM

Senate committee advances captive primate bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the federal Captive Primate Safety Act, which would prohibit transporting primates in interstate commerce for the exotic pet trade.

posted 07/31/2014 4:28 PM

USDA investigates Texas Biomed after primate deaths

Texas Biomedical Research Institute, one of the few facilities still performing medical research on chimpanzees, is under investigation by the USDA after the death of two primates housed at the laboratory.

posted 07/29/2014 4:38 PM