Fundraising Campaign http://redriverradio.org en Chimp Haven set to begin construction on new housing http://redriverradio.org/post/chimp-haven-set-begin-construction-new-housing <p>The national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., is making accommodations to care for 111 newly-retired government-owned chimps that were used in medical research over the years. To date, Chimp Haven has taken in 50 of the chimps from the New Iberia Research Center. Chimp Haven President Cathy Willis Spraetz said the remaining 61 will not be relocated to the sanctuary until September.</p><p></p><p>“We will delay the transport of those chimpanzees until the fall because the brutal summer can be really devastating, particularly for an elderly chimpanzee," Spraetz said.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:34:09 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27102 at http://redriverradio.org Chimp Haven set to begin construction on new housing