Save the Chimps was recently selected to receive an Honor Award for Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture for “supporting efforts that empowered a successful resolution to the care and placement of over 300 animals from the Wild Animal Orphanage.” Save the Chimps Board member Charles Perry traveled to Washington, D.C. for the awards ceremony to accept the award on STC’s behalf. This award recognized the collaborative efforts of multiple organizations and individuals to find placement for residents of the Wild Animal Orphanage, a facility which went bankrupt, leaving the fate of hundreds of monkeys, tigers, bears, chimps, and other beings hanging in the balance. Save the Chimps provided a home to eleven chimpanzees from WAO: two former circus chimps and nine chimps formerly used in biomedical research. Save the Chimps thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for recognizing the extraordinary effort that went into finding new homes for all of WAO’s residents.
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
- help maintain the 12 three-acre island homes
- allow chimps space and freedom to wander to their hearts content