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2013 Fall/Winter

Christmas at Chimps Inc. is pretty much like Christmas at a house full of excited children: pandemonium! We had everything a proper Christmas should have: treats, presents, festive outfits and, most importantly, a visit from Santa Claus! However, Santa’s visit […]

My Little Helper, Thiele

One night at dinner time, I made my rounds to secure all outside doors before serving the chimps with their dinner bags.  When I reached the top floor of the Playhouse, I spotted Jackson sitting by the door.  I started […]

Jackson Shares

I was doing behavioral training with Jackson yesterday and one of the rewards he was enjoying was juice inside of a spray bottle. When we finished up our session, I filled his mouth up with a whole bunch of extra […]

NIH Must Reconsider Decision

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NASPA) is calling on the National Institutes of Health to reconsider its decision announced today to move 100 chimpanzees from New Iberia to San Antonio rather than sending them to a legitimate sanctuary. While […]

Research Chimps to Retire to Louisiana Sanctuary

BY: JENNY MARDER The NIH announced plans on Tuesday to move more than 100 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center into retirement at Chimp Haven, a 200-acre chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. It’s the latest in a series of moves […]

Federal judge upholds Ohio’s new exotic-animal law

By ANN SANNER and KANTELE FRANKO | Associated Press – Thu, Dec 20, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge upheld Ohio’s new restrictions on exotic animals on Thursday after several owners sued the state over the law, which […]

Great Ape Research Decision

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will finalize plans for what to do with its remaining research chimpanzees by the end of March, Wired Science reported. The decision follows years of arguments over the scientific value and ethical implications of […]

Jackson Shares

I was doing behavioral training with Jackson yesterday and one of the rewards he was enjoying was juice inside of a spray bottle. When we finished up our session, I filled his mouth up with a whole bunch of extra […]

Bubbles With Emma and Maggie

The other day was a great work day, everything ran super smooth and the chimps cooperated with us when it was time to come inside, we got done with all the norms really early and had time to focus on […]

Patti’s Vitamins

Each day, the chimps take vitamins before breakfast. Everyone loves them…except for Patti. Don’t get me wrong, she gets super excited for the orange flavored vitamin-c and the gummy bear multivitamin, but when it comes time for the fish oil […]

Patti’s Vitamins

Each day, the chimps take vitamins before breakfast. Everyone loves them…except for Patti. Don’t get me wrong, she gets super excited for the orange flavored vitamin-c and the gummy bear multivitamin, but when it comes time for the fish oil […]

Jackson Shares

I was doing behavioral training with Jackson yesterday and one of the rewards he was enjoying was juice inside of a spray bottle. When we finished up our session, I filled his mouth up with a whole bunch of extra […]

Maggie and the iPhone

This morning I had just let chimps into the Playroom when one of our volunteers realized that she had left her jacket inside when we were cleaning. I told her no problem, I’d make sure to get in there and […]

Herbie the Trooper

The chimps eat dinner at around 3:30 every day, but it was so beautiful yesterday that Jackson was not interested in coming inside. Herbie, however, was sitting patiently in the Chimp House eagerly awaiting his dinner. “Go get Jackson, Herbie,” […]

Herbie Unties a Knot… For Fashion

Herbie loves to look good.  He puts on hats, sunglasses, and festive bows around the Christmas season; and makes sure a caregiver, intern, or volunteer takes a moment to notice how nice he looks.  He has been spoiled recently with […]

An Unlikely Playmate

Jackson, CJ and Topo love to play.  So do Herbie and Maggie.  Sometimes even Patti will get into it.  But the one chimp I have never seen play before is Thiele.  Until today!  I walked in on her and Topo […]

Patti’s Giant Snow Cone

Patti is a little bit particular about her food.  She refuses all kinds of tasty items that the other chimps get excited about.  One example is oatmeal; the chimps get it for breakfast every Tuesday and everyone except for Patti […]

Snow Cones

We have been hit with some serious winter weather here in Central Oregon. It has stayed below freezing for much of the past few days and the chimps have been spending a lot of time indoors. We brought the snow […]

Doodling with Jackson

Someone told me that Jackson likes to doodle so the other day I brought a pen and some scrap paper over to where he, Maggie and Herbie were sitting. I showed them to him and then kneeled down on the […]