Status of Chimpanzees at the United States

2015.09.15 21:11

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) considers all chimpanzees as members of an endangered species, including captive chimpanzees in the United States.

In 1990, the USFWS declared wild chimpanzees endangered, but captive chimpanzees were listed as “threatened”, denying them the protections afforded by the Endangered Species Act. Extending the endangered species designation to captive chimpanzees makes it highly unlikely that laboratories will continue to do medical experimentation upon chimpanzees. Also it will be more difficult to use chimpanzees in the entertainment industry and the pet trade.


Melody and big papa, Ron at the Save the Chimps


Nowadays there are nearly 1,000 captive chimpanzees that reside in non-sanctuary settings throughout the United States. This marks a “call-to-action” for Save the Chimps! Today and in the future Save the Chimps looks forward to working collaboratively across all sectors and with all involved individuals and entities to accomplish the transfer of as many of these chimpanzees as possible to sanctuary.


Sweet dreams at the Save the Chimps


The mission of Save the Chimps: to provide permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry and the pet trade.


Lovely Henrietta with her human baby doll. She takes care, grooming, loves the doll as that would be her baby.


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Chimpanzee smilingm calm, peace, happiness from Save the Chimps



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