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Chimpanzees in Research

The First 100 Chimpanzees
This site, dedicated to the first 100 chimps used in research in the United States, provides photos and historical info. Click on a chimpanzee’s name to find out more about each individual.

Chimp Sanctuaries

Save the Chimps
Group that cares for abandoned and orphaned chimpanzees.

The Fauna Foundation
Non-profit sanctuary for wild, domestic, and farm animals, and biomedical research chimpanzees. Environmental projects, wetlands restoration.

Center for Great Apes
A sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of long-term life care.

Chimp Haven
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide lifetime care for chimpanzees no longer used for medical research, as pets or entertainers.

The Primate Rescue Center
The Primate Rescue Center is a non-profit organization providing sanctuary, rescue and rehabilitation for monkeys and apes.

The International Primate Protection League
Organization dedicated to ape and monkey rescue and sanctuaries

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
A refuge located in central Zambia cares for a wide variety of sick, wounded or unwanted animals — but the primary residents are over 100 orphaned chimpanzees.

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
A sanctuary committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees. High in the hills of Sierra Leone, the chimps enjoy a semi-wild life within the 100 acre reserve.

H.E.L.P. Project
A chimpanzee reintroduction project

Limbe Wildlife Centre
Located in Cameroon, the sanctuary is a safe haven for 16 species of primates.

Project Primate
An organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of chimpanzees, chiefly through the support and rehabilitation of chimpanzees who have been orphaned or otherwise taken from the wild, and through local public education.

Chimp Behavior/Study
The Jane Goodall Institute founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall– a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies
Center to advance knowledge about the complex lives of chimpanzees.

Chimp/Animal Welfare
In Defense of Animals
IDA is dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitats.

Project R & R
Project R & R’s mission is to end the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and testing and to help provide them rescue and restitution in permanent sanctuary

The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
Group dedicated to ending animal testing. The organization advocates for animals in laboratories, product testing, medical/veterinary training, and classrooms through educational programs, publications, legislation, and direct action campaigns.

The Humane Society of the United States
Organization that works to promote the protection of all animals.

Animal Legal Defense Fund
Non profit that aims to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

Animal Welfare Institute
A non-profit charitable organization founded to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans.

National Anti-Vivisection Society
Group promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs.

Chimps in The Space Program

A web page on the history of animals used in the space program.


Goodall, Jane. Great Ape Societies. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Goodall, Jane. Chimpanzee Culture. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Goodall, Jane. My Life With the Chimpanzees. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1996.

de Waal, Frans. Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes. New York: Harper & Row. 1982.



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