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Project Chimps provides lifelong care to over 90 former research chimpanzees at its 230+ acre forested sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. September 14, 2015 marked the effective end of unrestricted invasive experiments on chimpanzees in the US. All chimps both wild and captive, were listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (EST) on that day, after a decades-long fight including many of our founding members to end the use of chimpanzees in laboratory research. Chimpanzees in private research institutions also needed a forever home. In anticipation of the federal changes, Project Chimps reached an agreement with the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), which houses the largest population of privately-owned chimpanzees in the US, to provide sanctuary to all of NIRC’s chimpanzees. In 2016, we transferred the first group of chimpanzees from NIRC to Project Chimps, and have continued to receive additional groups of chimpanzees in phases. Today, Project Chimps is home to 95 chimpanzees with more groups to come! With your donations you can help get them from the lab to their forever home where they can live out their lives in peace and harmony.

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