BBC America’s “Chimp Sanctuary”

The BBC documentary film featuring Chimp Haven makes its American debut on Thanksgiving Day!

“Chimp Sanctuary” follows British TV personality and animal lover, Sue Perkins, on her visit to Chimp Haven, where she meets several special former research chimpanzees who have retired to the sanctuary.

Watch the documentary on BBC America Thursday, November 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, and chat with Chimp Haven about the film on Facebook and Twitter!


Jill and groupmates Ariah, Martha, Tessa and Whitney were born in research and retired to Chimp Haven in April 2017. Jill, the unexpected breakout star of the film, bonded with Sue almost immediately. She’s a laid-back lady who appreciates the value of some good old-fashioned relaxation.