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Save the Chimps is one of the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world, providing a permanent home to over 220 chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the pet trade, and the entertainment industry.

Save the Chimps’ mission is to provide life-long refuge and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. Residents at our 150-acre sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida, live on twelve separate island habitats with trees, hills, and customized climbing structures. Each three- to five-acre island is home to 17-22 chimpanzees, who have been socialized together and live in family groups.

Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, along with our science- and evidence-based approach to chimpanzee care, our residents are able to achieve a life of thriving, where they benefit from freedom of choice and self-determination. Save the Chimps provides nutritious meals, a robust enrichment program, exceptional veterinary care, large habitats to roam, and a rich social environment with the companionship that all chimpanzees require.