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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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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Chimp-loving Mom

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate Mom than with a gift that she will love?

Surprise your mom with a special gift that also supports the chimps.

Gift Adoption
Symbolically adopt one of the loving moms that live at Save the Chimps.

April Jennifer
April Jennifer
A wise, motherly, outdoorsy chimpanzee. April, a former pet, is a loving and patient adoptive mom to Melody. A serene, gentle, and devoted chimpanzee. Jennifer, one of the original 21 Air Force chimps, had 13 babies in seventeen years.


Donate in Her Honor


Shop for Mom
Choose from t-shirts, note cards, or the most unique gift of all, original chimpanzee art!

T-shirts for chimp lovers in a variety of styles – this one featuring our beloved Lisa Marie on the back. Beautiful collection of notecards each featuring one of the amazing residents and their artwork.
One-of-a-kind chimp art created by residents of Save the Chimps.



The relationship between a mother chimp and her child is the most important of all chimpanzee relationships. Like human infants, newborn chimpanzees are entirely dependent on their mothers for warmth, protection, transportation, and nourishment. In their natural habitat, chimpanzees nurse for 5 years. During this time, mothers teach them what to eat, what to avoid, and how to interact socially. Even after a male chimp reaches adulthood, he will often return to his mother for comfort or emotional support.