Meet the Chimps on Disney+!

Chimp Haven is thrilled to be featured on National Geographic’s “Meet the Chimps,” streaming on Disney+ beginning Oct. 16!

About “Meet the Chimps”
“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.

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Episode 101

Two-year-old Carlee quickly learns that being cute will only get you so far in the family. Meanwhile, boisterous Riley pushes his group’s patience to the brink with his constant hijinks, and the veterinary staff race to move the rest of Slim’s group to a new state-of-the-art corral. A newcomer Midge arrives in search of a new family and a forever home, but will he make new friends?

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Episode 102

In Sara Soda’s forest, Jimmy Dean and Mason confront a rival group, but they’ll need reinforcements if they want to stand a chance. Riley’s reign over his group’s new home is threatened by the arrival of the real boss, Slim. Midge’s integration into his forever family is thrown into doubt, as troublemaker Twyla turns the group against him, perhaps permanently...

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Episode 103

As Nina celebrates a special birthday, her mischievous son Riley threatens to wreck the party. Alpha Sparky and his family prepare to move into a larger community, but only if he can overcome a debilitating injury. In Sara Soda’s family, Carlee’s big sister Arden tries to force her way up the political ladder – but has she pushed too far?

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Episode 104

Aspiring alphas Jimmy Dean and Mason go head to head in a battle for dominance in Sara Soda’s forest. Over at Slim’s place, Rebellious Riley faces a special challenge that produces an unexpected result. Meanwhile, a jealous Henry threatens to turn the Oddballs’ moving day to chaos – but will boss Donovan let the upstart ruin everything?

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Episode 105

Jimmy Dean and Mason’s battle to be the dominant male in their group reaches a tipping point, while elsewhere in the forest, Carlee joins a nighttime quest to solve a mystery. Alpha Spock is confronted by a rebellious lieutenant, Shaq. Will the laid-back leader find a way to return peace to his group?

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Episode 106

They say the best relationships start off as friendships, and Henry tests this out as he tries to romance his best friend Barbara. Meanwhile, the sanctuary’s old timers develop a strange new obsession. In Sara Soda’s forest, Carlee reaches new heights in her quest to become an independent chimp as the mystery of her paternity is finally revealed.

Carlee

As Chimp Haven’s youngest resident, Carlee brings the fun wherever she goes. Her growing independence has her climbing up high in the trees and getting into new adventures every day. She has plenty of adolescent cousins to play with, but she still loves to spend lots of time with mom, Passion, and her favorite auntie, Sara Soda.

At Chimp Haven, more than 300 chimps formerly used in biomedical research are living the good life (or, as we like to call it the Chimp Life) complete with new friends, spaces to explore, and the freedom to choose how to spend their days.

There are still nearly 100 chimpanzees in research facilities waiting for their turn to come to Chimp Haven, and we’re working with urgency to bring them home as soon as possible. Donate today to support your favorite Meet the Chimps characters and to help every chimp have the opportunity to live the Chimp Life.

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