Primatologists and professionals from all over the country left their current roles and signed on to work for Project Chimps, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is making unprecedented advances for captive chimpanzees. Through relationship-building, collaboration, and tenacity, Project Chimps was able to come to an agreement with the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center. They agreed to let Project Chimps have all of their remaining chimpanzees and provide them with lifetime sanctuary care. This decision is unprecedented and shows what positive collaboration can do for the betterment of others, in this case: chimpanzees.
Project Chimps could not have launched without the incredibly generous support of The Humane Society of the United States.
Our first Road to Retirement trip from research institution to sanctuary was successful and Jennifer, Charisse, Buttercup, Latricia, Samira, Gertrude, Emma, Genesis, and Gracie are happily enjoying their new life at Project Chimps. Make sure you sign up to receive our monthly eNewsletter so you don’t miss any news or developments on our next group of chimpanzees to make the Road to Retirement journey home to sanctuary. It is sure to be exciting, emotional, heartwarming, and life-changing, just as the first trip was. We can’t wait to share all of it with you so don’t miss out!