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Chimp Haven

Giving retired lab chimps the life they deserve.

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The Chimp Life

Located in rural Louisiana, Chimp Haven is the world’s largest sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from biomedical research. With over 200 acres of forested habitat, caregivers, behaviorists, and daily enrichment activities, Chimp Haven is repaying society’s debt of gratitude to our closest genetic relatives. But there are still chimps waiting in labs.

To bring them home, Chimp Haven needed awareness and donations. Our idea was to highlight each chimpanzee’s unique personality and show how, thanks to Chimp Haven, these chimpanzees are now living the good life. Or as we like to call it, “The Chimp Life.”

Meeting Jane

World-renowned primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall made a visit to Chimp Haven to see the incredible work they are doing. During her visit we had the privilege of documenting her day with the chimps and the care staff. We were incredibly humbled to meet Jane and even more humbled that a portrait of her captured during the visit was featured in the 2019 CA Photography Annual and received a 2019 National Addy.

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