A Glimpse into Retirement at Chimp Haven with BBC America’s “Chimpsgiving”

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A Glimpse into Retirement at Chimp Haven with BBC America’s “Chimpsgiving”

BBC America’s premiere of ‘Sue Perkins and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary’ gives US viewers first look inside the national chimpanzee sanctuary

WHAT:           This Thanksgiving, join Pierre, pictured below, and the rest of his chimpanzee friends for a rare and inspiring behind-the-scenes look at their retirement at the natural oasis that is Chimp Haven. On November 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET, BBC America will broadcast Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary for the first time to U.S. viewers as part of its exclusive day of chimp-focused programming. The acclaimed documentary follows writer and comedian Sue Perkins’ journey to the Louisiana sanctuary, home to hundreds of government-owned and supported former research chimps from diverse backgrounds. Watch as Sue gets to know Jill and her group of females as they prepare to meet Pierre’s all-male group for the first time.

WHEN:          Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, 9:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:       BBC America

For more information and how you can support the sanctuary on #GivingTuesday, call 312-558-1770, email chimphavenmedia@pcipr.com or visit https://bit.ly/2z7walL. For live updates during the Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary broadcast, follow @ChimpHaven on Twitter.


Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a refuge for chimpanzees, most of whom were retired from biomedical research. Located on 200 acres of rich forested land near Shreveport, Louisiana, the sanctuary is home to more than 250 chimpanzees who are able to live out the rest of their lives in comfortable retirement. The sanctuary is dedicated to meeting the needs of its chimps. It is made up of a wide range of dynamic habitats for the chimpanzees, including multiple acres of natural forests for them to explore. More information can be found at chimphaven.org.