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 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.
So far 22 chimpanzees have been successfully relocated from the Wildlife Waystation to permanent sanctuary homes, but 18 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 With the constant risk of wildfire, outdated infrastructure, and an insufficient water source, the need to move the Waystation chimps is urgent.