Table of Contents: March 2012

Retirement from research is to be expected for many of the chimpanzees currently at biomedical facilities. Chimp Haven offers forested habitats, large social groups and AAALAC-accredited care for chimpanzees retired from government sponsored projects. The sanctuary currently provides a home to over 130 chimpanzees and has almost 100 hectares on which to expand. A fabricated “termite mound” serves as an enrichment device, allowing chimpanzees to use tools to retrieve treats, much like their wild counterparts do to extract termites. See de Waal FBM (e1001291).

Image Credit: Amy Fultz, Chimp Haven


Neuroscience, Ethics, and National Security: The State of the Art

Michael N. Tennison, Jonathan D. Moreno


Research Chimpanzees May Get a Break

Frans B. M. de Waal

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