Chimp Haven http://wwno.org en Chimp Haven Set To Begin Construction On New Housing http://wwno.org/post/chimp-haven-set-begin-construction-new-housing The national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., is making accommodations to care for 111 newly-retired government-owned chimps that were used in medical research over the years. To date, Chimp Haven has taken in 50 of the chimps from the New Iberia Research Center. Fri, 03 May 2013 15:34:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 34606 at http://wwno.org Chimp Haven rallies midway through $5 million capital campaign http://wwno.org/post/chimp-haven-rallies-midway-through-5-million-capital-campaign The introduction of new chimpanzees into the established groups at Chimp Haven can be tricky. There tends to be some infighting at first. Eight federally-owned former research chimps from New Iberia are learning to live in their new groups at the national sanctuary in Keithville, La. Wed, 01 May 2013 13:41:00 +0000 editor 34400 at http://wwno.org Chimp Haven Prepares for Influx of Retirees to Sanctuary http://wwno.org/post/chimp-haven-prepares-influx-retirees-sanctuary <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201301/chimphaven18_620x465.jpg" alt="" /><p>The first wave of newly-retired federal research chimpanzees are arriving at the national sanctuary&#160;near Shreveport. Seven chimps arrive today. Chimp Haven will eventually take in all 111 chimps from the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. It no longer has a government contract for chimp research. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:25:22 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27727 at http://wwno.org Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home http://wwno.org/post/research-chimps-get-permanent-retirement-home More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home.<p>Most of the primates who have been living at the <a href="http://nirc.louisiana.edu/about/history.html">New Iberia Research Center</a> will soon make their permanent residence at the Chimp Haven sanctuary, the National Institutes of Health <a href="http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2012/od-18.htm">said</a> Wednesday.<p>The federally owned primates have been the subject of controversy. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:10:22 +0000 editor 25325 at http://wwno.org 3rd surprise: chimp's daddy is... Conan! Again! http://wwno.org/post/3rd-surprise-chimps-daddy-conan-again <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The latest paternity test at the national sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees confirms that Conan has overcome two vasectomies to father three babies.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Chimp Haven announced the results Monday.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:34:45 +0000 The Associated Press 20241 at http://wwno.org California woman sponsors surprise baby chimp http://wwno.org/post/california-woman-sponsors-surprise-baby-chimp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A surprise baby at the national sanctuary for research chimps in Louisiana has a lifetime sponsor and a name.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Chimp Haven spokeswoman Karen Allen says a southern California woman, Anita Hirsh, pledged $13,000 a year to "adopt" the baby, now named for Hirsh's late mother, Natalie.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:08:00 +0000 The Associated Press 19496 at http://wwno.org Chimp Haven announces: It's a girl! http://wwno.org/post/chimp-haven-announces-its-girl <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">KEITHVILLE,&nbsp;<font color="red">La</font>. — Officials at the national sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees say a 42-year-old female whose unexpected pregnancy was discovered in February has given birth to a healthy girl.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:57:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18062 at http://wwno.org