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Chimps Inc. is a sanctuary specifically designed to provide lifetime care to captive chimpanzees rescued or retired from the pet and entertainment industries. We are dedicated to overcoming the exploitation and cruelty that they face through advocacy, conservation, education and outreach.
We currently have seven chimpanzee residents as well as a Siberian lynx. Our qualified staff, dedicated interns, and volunteers strive to provide the highest standard of care for our residents. The chimps are served a healthy and balanced diet consisting mainly of fresh fruits, vegetables, and primate chow. Each day they are provided with novel enrichment items and activities to both interest and challenge them. Spacious outdoor enclosures are equipped with platforms, ropes, and climbing towers. During the summer months, the chimps can reach out and pick food and flowers from the natural gardens that surround their enclosures. The chimpanzees live in a flexible social group that allows them to interact, bond, groom, and play with the other chimpanzees at all times, fostering healthy and normal chimp behaviors. The chimps also maintain a close relationship with their caretakers and veteran volunteers who are an integral part of their social structure and daily routine. Our care staff closely monitors the health and behavior of our residents and quality veterinary care is provided as needed.