Islands in the Sun: A Permanent Home in Florida
|Aerial view of the sanctuary in Florida.|
With the rescue of over 250 additional chimps, planning began for the expansion of the Florida sanctuary. Construction of 11 additional three-acre islands was completed, each connected to a secure, hurricane-proof indoor housing area. With a total of twelve islands, Save the Chimps’ Florida sanctuary can now accommodate 300 chimpanzees.
The islands of grass, palm trees, hills, and climbing structures allow the chimps to run and roam, visit with friends or find a quiet corner to relax, bask in the sun or curl up in the shade. The islands give the chimps choices and control over their own lives, choices that were lacking during their years of confinement in small cages.
Thanks to generosity and dedicated support from our donors, The Great Chimpanzee Migration is complete and all of the chimpanzees have already moved from New Mexico to their new outdoor homes in Florida.