From Save the Chimps With humans sharing approximately 98.8% of our DNA with chimpanzees, it’s easy to misunderstand them. “The biggest misunderstanding,” Dr. Andrew R. Halloran said, Director of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care at Save the Chimps (photo), “is that chimpanzees are little ‘almost humans.’ They’re so much more
From Center for Great Apes (CGA) When I first thought of a sanctuary for one orangutan (Pongo) and one chimpanzee (Grub) who I volunteered to care for in the early 1990s... I had no idea what was involved, or even how to start it! I was unbelievably naive thinking this
Happy 57th Birthday to Our Oldest Resident – Emily!
From Save the Chimps Sanctuary A big happy birthday pant-hoot to Emily! At the estimated age of 57, Emily the 1st is believed to be our oldest resident. She was born in the wild, so her birthday and age are an estimate. She was captured from Africa as an infant and
Gorillas test positive for COVID 19 in North American zoo
This weekend, the Atlanta Zoo, in the United States, reported that 13 individuals from the group of 20 gorillas tested positive for coronavirus. Among them it’s Ozzie, a 60-year-old silver-back male, who is the oldest captive gorilla in the world. The tests were carried out after the zoo team noticed that
Today International Orangutan Day is celebrated. But other than celebration for this no majestic and unique species, August 19th is an alert date about the danger status of orangutans in the wild. It’s estimated that there are only 50.000 to 65.000 individuais in the forests of Indonesia and Malaysia, south of
On the evolutionary scale, man (Homo sapiens) is one of five species of great apes. All descended from the same ancestor and each arose at a certain time in the planet's history. Check this chart summarizing previsions made on the chronology of emergence of great apes.
Center for Great Apes (USA): New chimpanzees residents
Six charming chimpanzees arrived here recently from Missouri. They lived in Festus at a facility where several other of our sanctuary residents were born years ago before going into the entertainment business or becoming private pets. So, the newest arrivals already have relatives at the Center. The original owner of
From PASA - Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance A devastating third wave of COVID in Sierra Leone is forcing Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary back into lockdown, wreaking havoc on people and chimps. “The health and safety of the chimpanzees and workers at Tacugama is our priority,” said Kareen Zabow, Operations Manager. “We
From Save the Chimps Sanctuary It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Normand, the alpha male of Bobby's family. Normand was born January 6, 2000 at the Coulston Foundation laboratory in New Mexico, where he was subjected to medical experimentation. Along with his mother, Ethyl,
July 14th is WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY. The date was created by the Jane Goodall Institute to celebrate this very special species, the closest relatives of man in the animal world. CHIMPANZEES in the wild are threatened, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat and hunting for illegal activities. In
From PASA - Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance We found Captain alone in a filthy wooden crate. When he was an infant, his “owners” bought him from the hunters who killed his mother. Then they confined him all alone to a tiny cage - for 11 years. We can’t imagine how
Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it bites owner’s daughter
Chimpanzee Buck had been kept for 17 years as a pet by a family in the United States and on Sunday, 20, the inevitable happened: he ran away, attacked his owners and was killed by the police. This announced tragedy is unfortunately recurrent in situations where chimpanzees are insisted on be kept
Best Practice Guidelines for Responsible Images of Non-Human Primates
We've already talked about this subject and it's always good to reinforce it. The way and type of primate photos posted on the internet and social media can negatively influence the message of conservation and protection, if the images are inappropriate or in the wrong context. The IUCN - International
Protecting chimpanzees from COVID-19 – one year later
By Save the Chimps Sanctuary Over a year ago we put strict protocols in place to protect the chimps from COVID-19. With so many of our chimpanzee residents either elderly or immuno-compromised, we enacted strict protocols since the very beginning. We were the first to adapt such strict protocols and
We are very sorry to inform the passing of Dr. Miguel Angel Vaudano, Deputy Coordinator of the GAP Project for Latin America, on 06/08/21 at 17:30, due to COVID. Dr. Miguel was one of the founders of the GAP Project in Brazil and collaborated in various activities for the multiplication and dissemination
GAP is an international movement whose main objective is to fight for the basic rights to life, liberty and non-torture of non-human great apes - Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Orangutans and Bonobos, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.