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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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Just like us, their lives were normal, until one day things changed.

Some of our chimps were born in the wild, in Africa. Their parents were likely killed during their abduction. They were put in a crate and sold to the armed forces in America or to a lab stateside. From that moment on their life was never the same.

They were locked in a 5x5x7 ft cage — sometimes suspended from the ground. There was no family to interact with, they were subjected to repeated exams and in the cases of the Air Force chimps, tests for gravity, for speed.

And yet their spirits survived. Thanks to your support, decades later they were released onto their island homes in the Florida sun and their spirits soared. Those that were born in the wild, most of them ran right out. One chimp, Gromek, loved being outdoors so much he almost never came in the habitat house, preferring to sleep under the stars. And Jaybee, strode out onto the island like he owned it.

When so much in the world is hard, and our news so troubling — think of the resilience of our resident chimpanzees. Think of Gromek under the stars. Think of Jaybee strutting out on to the island beckoning others to follow, absolutely sure of where he was going, even though it was all new to him.

He was headed outside, with his family at his side. To bask in the sun, to enjoy the freedom of a world denied to him.

Thank you for your long term support of our sanctuary. If you haven’t yet had a chance to participate in our Board Match Challenge, your gift will mean more when it’s doubled.

We can identify with our closest cousins like never before. Their resilience inspires us, their stories show us that we too can craft the kind of world we want to live in, where chimps are free, where we rely on each other like never before.

Thank you for your long term support of our sanctuary. If you haven’t yet had a chance to participate in our Board Match Challenge, your gift will mean more when it’s doubled.

Only gifts and pledges made by May 15th will be matched, you can make a real difference in the lives of our residents, won’t you please give now?

Sincerely,

Dr. Andrew Halloran
Director of Chimpanzee Care and Behavior

 

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