About Us

bookSave the Chimps is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade. Established in 1997, the history of this amazing organization has recently been published in Opening Doors: Carole Noon and Her Dream to Save the Chimps. View the History and learn about Carole Noon online or order this book to learn about the entire journey.


Every day the staff and volunteers of Save the Chimps provide care to more than 250 chimpanzees. Like us in so many ways, these individuals have personalities and unique experiences that make them each very special. We hope that you will get to know some of them through our Meet the Chimps pages and continue to receive information in our regular email updates.


Supporters can make a more personal connection with individual chimps through the Adopt-a-Chimp program. These individuals require around the clock food, shelter, and medical care. Our 150 acre property includes 12 three-acre islands. These facilities require regular maintenance and security measures that can withstand the strength of our residents as well as the heat and humidity of our region.


This charitable organization relies solely on the generosity of our supporters. We are volunteers member day 2015grateful to the loyalty of so many who have chosen to Become a Member, Give Monthly, or symbolically adopt a chimp. We recognize those donors who have given generously in the Caregiver Society, our business friends who have joined the Corporate Partners sponsorship, and other supporters who have joined the Sanctuary Society with their planned gift to Save the Chimps. We are thankful to the many volunteers who work onsite in countless ways to assist in Chimp Life as well as offsite in our event planning and fundraising efforts.


We invite you to get the latest about what is happening at the sanctuary through our News & Updates. Follow Save the Chimps on Facebook and you’ll enjoy the regular photo shares and engaging stories.

Please contact us with any questions at info@savethechimps.org. Thank you for supporting Save the Chimps – we couldn’t do it without you!