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Chimp Haven (Established 1995)
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Director: Linda Brent
Phone: 318-925-9575   Fax: 318-925-9576   E-Mail:
13600 Chimpanzee Place, Keithville, Louisiana 71047 UNITED STATES

Mission: To provide permanent sanctuary for chimpanzees no longer needed for research, as pets, or in the entertainment industry. Chimp Haven is governed by a board of directors and advisory board with expertise in captive chimpanzee management which represent the laboratory, zoo, pharmaceutical and animal protection communities. The sanctuary is located near Shreveport, LA and can currently house 140 chimpanzees.

Principal Research Programs: The Learning Programs include an emphasis on studies of chimpanzees which will increase knowledge and ability to appropriately care for them in captivity as well as educational opportunities for the students and the public. No invasive research programs will be supported. Volunteer opportunities and internships are available - see for details.

Training Opportunities: Internships and externships are occassionally available for college and graduate level students in primate behavior, enrichment and veterinary care.

Financial Aid: Financial aid unavailable. Housing on site may be available.

Number of Staff: 26

Supported Species: Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee)

Publications: The Chimpanzee Chronicle, newsletter of Chimp Haven, Inc., produced quarterly

Last Updated: 2009-05-26

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