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 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. Β 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 14 chimpanzees have been successfully relocated from the Wildlife Waystation to permanent sanctuary homes, but 26 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 With the constant risk of wildfire, outdated infrastructure, and an insufficient water source, the need to move the Waystation chimps is urgent.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 7thΒ 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 7thΒ 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 Chimp Haven 11

As a founding member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, Chimp Haven is working to welcome the Chimp Haven Eleven 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 Chimp Haven Eleven below!

Alyse
Amber
Axil
Buster
Connor
December
Denise
Inky
Mocha
Mousse
Tequila
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