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Help more chimpanzees just like Christopher! More than 800 chimpanzees are still awaiting retirement from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade. 

www.savethechimps.org Tax ID 65-0789748


Save the Chimps provides sanctuary and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. 150 acres, twelve island homes, and nearly 250 amazing residents - a sanctuary for rescued and retired chimpanzees. 

The largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, Save the Chimps provides a peaceful and dignified retirement to nearly 250 chimpanzees rescued from biomedical research, entertainment and the pet trade. This year marks the 20th Anniversary.

Before their retirement to Save the Chimps, many residents lived alone in small confined cages for decades. Today, the chimps live in large family groups on enriched three-acre islands.

The islands give the chimps choices they never had. They can now feel the warm sun on their backs and the grass beneath their feet. They can roam their islands, climb structures and trees, visit with friends, or curl up in the shade with a warm blanket. These chimpanzees are getting a second chance at life. They are learning how to play, love, laugh, and groom - all natural for chimpanzees.

Goal: $16,000 – one chimp for one year. As Save the Chimps continues to improve and expand the Sanctuary, we strive to enrich the lives of our current chimpanzee residents.  Over the summer, supporters like you helped the Sanctuary begin to build building new climbing structures. Today there are more chimps in imminent need. The Sanctuary needs to be ready to welcome them home and begin construction of another island. This is a huge project and we need your help. The Newman's Own Foundation Holiday Challenge is an amazing opportunity for the Sanctuary to win critical funding and bonus prizes.

Each of the beloved chimpanzees has their own personal history, characteristics, and favorite things that make them unique individuals. Casey loves blankets, Cody likes basketballs, Cheetah and Timmy love to paint, and Henrietta loves her doll. These are just a few examples - the list goes on and on! Your support helps care for each of these amazing individuals. 

Help us provide the highest quality care to chimpanzee residents, including fresh and nutritious meals, exceptional veterinary care, innovative enrichment, and the social companionship necessary for them to live happy and full lives.

On behalf of the nearly 250 chimpanzees in our care, thank you for your compassion and generosity. 

Mission:  To provide sanctuary and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need.


Save the Chimps has provided sanctuary to 329 chimpanzees since 2001.

In the last five years, Save the Chimps has rescued 18 chimpanzees. 

More than 800 chimpanzees are still awaiting retirement from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.