After almost 100 years of using chimpanzees for invasive biomedical research in the United States, scientists, politicians, policy-makers and the public all agree: it’s no longer necessary, and chimpanzees deserve retirement in accredited sanctuaries. Chimpanzees housed in federally-funded labs have retirement plans in place. But what about the hundreds of chimpanzees still left in private research labs, with existing sanctuaries largely full? To answer this problem, a “super group” of chimpanzee, nonprofit, philanthropic, and legal experts joined together, and founded Project Chimps in 2014. Our 236-acre sanctuary is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, and will eventually provide a sanctuary for up to 300 chimpanzees. Over $3,000,000 in improvements have been completed on the property since its purchase, including several great ape housing “villas,” a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, a brand-new kitchen (donated by Rachael Ray), administration building, and a large chimp-introduction building where chimpanzee groups will be integrated and socialized.

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