Wildlife Waystation Chimps

Help Rescue the Wildlife Waystation Chimpanzees

When the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary in Los Angeles closed in 2019, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stepped in to help find new homes for more than 400 animals that lived at the sanctuary, with the exception of more than 40 chimpanzees who remained there.

There are only a handful of accredited sanctuaries able to care for chimpanzees, who are extremely strong, smart, and socially complex, and require specialized care and housing.  The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance was brought in to help locate new homes and lead the campaign to save these chimpanzees in need.

Nearly all of the chimpanzees have been successfully relocated from the Wildlife Waystation to permanent sanctuary homes, but two remain and await their opportunity to move to sanctuary. With the constant risk of wildfire, outdated infrastructure, and an insufficient water source, the need to move the Waystation chimps is urgent.

Join Jane Goodall to Support this Emergency Rescue

An emergency fund to support the chimps’ transport and care is endorsed by world-renowned ethologist and activist Dr. Jane Goodall, and is fiscally sponsored by 7th Generation Advisors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that donates their services in support of this urgent fund to ensure all donations are tax deductible. All donations will be accepted and administered by 7th Generation Advisors.

Film: A Checkered Past

Learn more about how the chimpanzees came to live at the Wildlife Waystation and the urgency to rescue them in this this 7-minute documentary short graciously donated by director Shaun Monson and featuring award-winning actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

The Treetop Ten

As a founding member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, Chimp Haven is working to welcome the Treetop Ten from the Wildlife Waystation.

At Chimp Haven, these sweet chimps will have the opportunity experience large family groups to live in, spacious habitats to explore, and the very best expert care to keep them thriving. From the fresh, healthy diets delivered to them daily, to unique enrichment activities 365 days per year, life at Chimp Haven truly revolves around the chimps.

Meet the chimps below!