Chimpanzees in the Media

Video featuring Chimp Haven is an award winner

A video produced by the Humane Society of the United States featuring Chimp Haven has won a 'Silver Telly' award. The video features retired chimps walking into open areas and seeing the sky above them without bars overhead for the first time. Chimp Haven President and CEO, Cathy Willis Spraetz, says it is an emotional moment that connected with viewers.

posted 05/16/2014 5:07 PM

Chimps and Humans Share Similar Personality Traits

New research suggests that chimpanzees have personality traits quite similar to their human cousins. The study, conducted by researchers at Georgia State University, found that chimpanzees not only possess many of the same personality traits as humans — from agreeableness to extroversion — these traits are structured almost identically in both humans and chimps.

posted 05/11/2014 9:48 AM

The Founding Of Save The Chimps Sanctuary

Save the Chimps director Jen Feuerstein discusses the founding of the Fort Pierce, Florid sanctuary, as well as controversy over lab use of chimps for biomedical research and new chimp legislation.

posted 04/25/2014 4:01 PM

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