Linda Brent http://redriverradio.org en Keithville sanctuary prepares for wave of retiring research chimps http://redriverradio.org/post/keithville-sanctuary-prepares-wave-retiring-research-chimps <P>The president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., says federal initiatives are moving ahead to retire large numbers of chimps from biomedical research. Linda Brent says Chimp Haven is in contact with the National Institutes of Health on news that the agency will transfer 10 research chimps to the Keithville sanctuary. She says many more could follow as the NIH send nearly one-fifth of its research chimps into retirement. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:00:15 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 17652 at http://redriverradio.org Keithville sanctuary prepares for wave of retiring research chimps Bob Barker summons chimps: 'Come on Down!' http://redriverradio.org/post/bob-barker-summons-chimps-come-down <p>TV game show host&nbsp;celebrity Bob Barker visited&nbsp;the chimpanzee&nbsp;sanctuary in Keithville, La., Chimp Haven, to herald the&nbsp;opening of a new habitat made possible through&nbsp;his $500,000 gift from his animal rights&nbsp;charity.&nbsp;Barker rescued five elderly chimps,&nbsp;infected with HIV and hepatitis,&nbsp;from a shuttered sanctuary in Texas. Fri, 04 May 2012 17:37:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 10745 at http://redriverradio.org Bob Barker summons chimps: 'Come on Down!'