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The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from biomedical research, and from the exotic pet trade.

For nearly 25 years, the Center for Great Apes has provided compassionate care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for 60 great apes in need of lifetime care.

The Center is one of a handful of GFAS accredited chimpanzee sanctuaries in the U.S and the only orangutan sanctuary in North America. For multiple years, the Center for Great Apes has been awarded the top rating of Four Stars by Charity Navigator for sound financial management, transparency, and accountability.