The Sanctuary

Located 22 miles southwest of Shreveport, La., in the Eddie D. Jones Nature Park in Keithville, La., Chimp Haven serves as The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Natural groundcover, trees, and climbing structures provide the backdrop for a stimulating and dynamic environment necessary for chimpanzee development and rehabilitation. The chimpanzees can make sleeping nests from vegetation provided by animal care staff or they can build nests from the trees and plants found in the wooded habitat. Towering trees and 20-ft play structures offer climbing, swinging and resting options as well as views of the surrounding area. How the chimpanzees choose to spend their day is up to them.