ChimpCARE blog

Steve Ross

  • Privately-owned chimps to be relocated to Houston Zoo

    Date: Jun 10, 2013
    Author: Steve Ross

    Six chimpanzees currently living at a residence in Mechanicsville, Va., will find a new home at Houston Zoo later this year, thanks to long-running efforts by Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE, Houston Zoo, and Curtis and Bea Shepperson, the chimps’ current owners. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

  • 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...