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Retiring Medical Research Chimpanzees

8:56am

Thu January 24, 2013
Local

Chimp Haven prepares for influx of retirees to sanctuary

Credit Chimp Haven

The first wave of newly-retired federal research chimpanzees are arriving at the national sanctuary near Shreveport. Seven chimps arrive today. Chimp Haven will eventually take in all 111 chimps from the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. It no longer has a government contract for chimp research. Chimp Haven vice president Jennifer Whitaker said the chimps will stay in a quarantine area for at least two weeks as they make the transition into their retirement home.

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