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Your donation helps provide care for the nearly 240 chimpanzees with:

  • three daily meals of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • first-rate medical care
  • enrichment activities that encourage natural behaviors

Donated funds:

  • help maintain the 12 three-acre island homes
  • allow chimps space and freedom to wander to their hearts content

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Have you ever been at a party when it seemed like everyone there had known everyone else for years, but they didn’t know you?

Now you know how Nigida feels. We’re slowly introducing him to Doug’s family group, but social behavior and communication that is natural to other chimpanzees doesn’t come easy for him.

Because he was separated from his mother right after birth, she never got to teach him the ways of chimps, and he never formed healthy bonds with her. He also spent years in lab isolation, so group and social behavior is hard for Nigida.

But he’s making progress! He just needs more help. We’ve set a goal of raising $35,000 on Giving Tuesday to support a year of his care, and thanks to the good folks who gave yesterday we’ve already raised $6,350 toward that goal.

Now we need to raise the rest before midnight, and you can help:

  • Give $35, and you’ll see a video featuring Dr. Andrew Halloran and Care Technician Deanna Jenkins talk about Nigida’s character.
  • Give $150, and you’ll see a video of Dr. Andrew Halloran and Deanna Jenkins talk more about Nigida, about the difficulty many captive chimpanzees have with communication and Nigida’s recent grooming breakthrough with Rebel and what that indicates.
  • Or make a very generous $450 gift for Giving Tuesday, if that’s within your means, and you’ll see a longer video with Dr. Andrew Halloran and Deanna Jenkins talking about chimp family dynamics, what different status’ mean within a chimp family and an update on Nigida meeting Kippy and having another breakthrough.

Please support this critical work. It isn’t healthy or natural for chimpanzees to be separated from other chimps. It would mean so much if we could give Nigida a warm welcome into a forever family, and today on Giving Tuesday we’re asking for your support.

Please help. Give $35$150, or $450 now, and you’ll unlock a video to see your support in action!

December Birthdays

Who doesn’t love presents?
The chimps do and they  most definitely deserve them!

Visit our wishlist to send goodies for the chimps.
A big pant-hoot thank you for your generosity and support! 

Samantha

December 6, 1992

Samantha Feb 2013 (4)

Alari

December 8, 1996

Alari 150x150

Holly

December 9, 1985

Holly chimpmas 2011

Lea

December 10, 1984

Lea 2

Kira

December 11, 1998

Spencer

December 14, 1986

Spencer 800

Tammy

December 16, 1983

Tammy (9)

Sable

December 16, 1999

Sable

Val

December 19, 1995

Val 11:7:14

Chrissy

December 20, 1994ChrissyBanner

Angie the 1st

December 21, 1987

Angie #1 June 2012

Dwight

December 24, 1992

Dwight

Cayenne

December 27, 1982

Cayenne2013

Doc

December 27, 1983

Doc tn

 

 

November Birthdays

Who doesn’t love presents?
The chimps do and they  most definitely deserve them!

Visit our wishlist to send goodies for the chimps.
Big pant hoot thank you for your generosity and support! 

 

Norene

November 1, 1986

Norene 150x150

Sally

November 7, 1971

web Sally 8x10

O’Dell

November 14, 1988

O'Dell June 2012 (2)

Katina

November, 15, 1997

katina

Ryan the 2nd

November 17, 1987
Ryan Aug 2012

Terry

November 17, 1979
Terry_brighter-300x264

Kallie

November 18, 1996

Kallie 2010

Frieda

November 21, 1981

Frieda with pineapple Sept 2012

Yvette

November 21, 1968

Yvette Migration_Mar2011_JMc-0990

Jake

November 25, 1991Elway & Jake

Dr. Valerie Kirk attends 47th Annual Association of Primate Veterinarians Workshop

Save the Chimps, a non-profit sanctuary providing life-long world-class care for chimpanzees in need, located in Fort Pierce, Florida reported that its Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Valerie Kirk, attended the 47th Annual association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) Workshop held in Broomfield, CO in mid-October.

“This is a great opportunity to meet with the top primate veterinarians in the U. S. – we are always incorporating the latest in best practices and on the lookout for what is happening in the field,” added Dr. Valerie Kirk. In addition to seeking out best practices, Dr. Kirk is actively expanding the sanctuary’s collegiate network. “Finding those professional partners who are available to come in and consult and provide care for our residents is a top priority as we look to expand our veterinary program to be the model for world class chimpanzee care,” said Dr. Kirk.

The APV was founded, first informally in 1973 and then formally in 1979. The objectives of the association are to promote the dissemination of information relating to the health, care and welfare of nonhuman primates; to provide a mechanism by which primate veterinarians may speak collectively on matters regarding nonhuman primates; and to promote fellowship among primate veterinarians.

Pictured is Dr. Valerie Kirk, Director of Veterinary Services at Save the Chimps with Anthony Cooke, Vice-President of VRL in San Antonio, TX. VRL processes patient samples to look for viruses for Save the Chimps

“We take great pride in the daily care we give our resident chimpanzees,” stated Executive Director Dr. Shelly Lakly, “our care staff is exemplary, our veterinary staff is world-class — it is appropriate that we are at the table where important issues of primate care are being discussed,” stated Dr. Lakly.

Since its founding in 1997, the sanctuary has successfully retired 333 chimpanzees from unsuitable living conditions, allowing them to live out their days in a safe, secure, and vibrantly social community alongside their fellow chimpanzees. The retired chimps now live in large family groups on 12 separate three-acre islands, where they receive three fresh meals daily, first rate medical care, and a variety of activities in an enriched environment.

Save the Chimps is committed to providing sanctuary and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. As the world’s largest privately funded sanctuary for chimpanzees, Save the Chimps relies 100% on annual donations from generous groups and individuals. Out of respect for its residents’ privacy, the sanctuary is closed to the public except for one member day each year, the next of which is December 5th, 2020.

Save the Chimps Honored for Service to Animals at St. Lucie County 35th Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Awards

Fort Pierce, Florida: Save the Chimps, a non-profit sanctuary providing life-long world-class care for chimpanzees in need, located in Fort Pierce, Florida announced that it was honored for providing exemplary Care and Service to Animals by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce during the 35th Annual Business & Industry Awards. Past winners include some of the top employers conducting business in St. Lucie County. The nominees were submitted by a committee of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the general public. Judging criteria included community involvement, economic impact, Chamber participation, and environmental responsibility.

Host for the event, CBS 12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes, presented the Award of Distinction to Dr. Andrew Halloran, Director of Chimpanzee Care who accepted on behalf of the 60 chimpanzee care team members at Save the Chimps.

“We take great pride in the daily care we give our resident chimpanzees,” stated Executive Director Dr. Shelly Lakly, “our care staff is exemplary, our veterinary staff is world-class — it is gratifying to be recognized by our partners in the community for the high level of care we provide,” stated Dr. Lakly.

Since its founding in 1997, the sanctuary has successfully retired 333 chimpanzees from unsuitable living conditions, allowing them to live out their days in a safe, secure, and vibrantly social community alongside their fellow chimpanzees. The retired chimps now live in large family groups on 12 separate three-acre islands, where they receive three fresh meals daily, first rate medical care, and a variety of activities in an enriched environment.

Save the Chimps is committed to providing sanctuary and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. As the world’s largest privately funded sanctuary for chimpanzees, Save the Chimps relies 100% on annual donations from generous groups and individuals. Out of respect for its residents’ privacy, the sanctuary is closed to the public except for two member days each year, the next of which is February 15th, 2020. For more information or to donate your time or treasure, visit savethechimps.org.

Save the Chimps Staff

 

October Chimp Birthdays

Who doesn’t love presents?
The chimps do and they  most definitely deserve them!

Visit our wishlist to send goodies for the chimps.
A big pant-hoot thank you for your generosity and support! 

 

Capone

October, 1 1997

Capone 2010

Rufus

October 1, 1966

rufus copy

Howard

October 3, 1990

web Howard 300

Opal

October 4, 1981

Opal Oct 2011

Mariah

October 4, 1991

Mariah Oct 2011 crop

Chance

October 7, 1993

Chance 150x150

Emily the 1st

October 15, 1964

Emily Jan 2011

Noah

October 17, 1989

Noah Dec 2011

Garth

October 18, 1992

Thelma with Garth playing chase FUN

Ridge

October 21, 1988

Ridge Feb 2014

Jude the 1st

October 23, 1999

Jude (5) copy

Christy

October 23, 1988

Christy

Salina

October 24, 1988

Salina June 2012 (5)

Megan

October 27, 1998

Megan

Pumpkin

October 27, 1986

Pumpkin close up Oct 2011