The chimps are coming to Disney+!

Chimp Blog

We’ve got some exciting news!

Earlier this year we shared that the chimps would be coming to a TV near you before the year was up. Now we officially have a release date for Meet the Chimps, the upcoming NatGeo-produced series featuring the current residents of Chimp Haven, which will air on Disney+:

Save the date and the pant-hoots for October 16!

We could not be more excited to share all of the behind-the-scenes chimp shenanigans with Disney+ viewers in this fun and inspiring six-part series, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch. Below is a description of what you can expect:

“Meet the Chimps” takes viewers into the secret life of one of the largest and most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the world – Chimp Haven—a 200-acre refuge tucked deep in the forested heart of Louisiana, which is home to more than 300 chimpanzees. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, this six-part series, from National Geographic, tracks the ups and downs of this extraordinary group of chimps that are given a second chance at life by a staff whose dedication, compassion and commitment knows no bounds. Through a seamless blend of natural history and observational-documentary filmmaking, “Meet the Chimps” puts the chimps – the heart and soul of the series – at front and center. A real-life drama with a full emotional range, the series gives unparalleled access to everything happening at Chimp Haven, including food squabbles, alliances, romances, ‘bromances’, tears, tantrums, high jinxes and heartbreaks.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more about the series and ways that you can connect with the sanctuary around the launch.