Chimp Haven (CH), founded in 1995 by primatologists who wanted to provide a safe, naturalistic sanctuary for research chimpanzees, was chosen to become the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary System, established by an act of Congress in 2000. The first chimpanzees retired to Chimp Haven in April 2005 and CH has since provided sanctuary for over a hundred chimpanzees. The hope is that soon, all research chimpanzees will retire into the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary System. The first 111 chimpanzees to be retired since the federal recommendations to curtail research with chimpanzees were announced will be welcomed at Chimp Haven and funds are needed to build more facilities to accomodate more chimpanzees. Donate here.  View a video about Chimp Haven here.

Summer 2015 UPDATE:  199 chimpanzees are now living at Chimp Haven.  More than 300 chimpanzees have had a taste of freedom there.