In 2013, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) officially ended federally-funded biomedical research on chimpanzees. As the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Chimp Haven was designated as the place where hundreds of chimpanzees formerly used in biomedical research would retire.
Since then, Chimp Haven has embarked on a determined effort to bring every eligible chimpanzee waiting in research facilities across the country home to the sanctuary as quickly as possible.
Now, we’ve reached a pivotal moment.
With some of the last remaining eligible chimpanzees still waiting their turn to come to the sanctuary, we’ve reached the final stretch of a $20 million effort to expand the sanctuary to make room for them.
Completing the Welcome Them Home sanctuary expansion will be a historic moment for chimpanzees in our country. Scroll to learn how you can join us in welcoming them home – for good.