The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dr. Carole Noons Chimpanzees

One-hundred-thirty-three chimpanzees are waiting for their big break. They're in Alamogordo where they were once used for medical experimentation. But during the next couple of years they'll retire to Florida where they'll be released onto an island sanctuary.

Six and a half years ago the chimpanzees' fortunes changed for the better. The Coulston Medical Research lab was on the verge of bankruptcy so the lab owner sold the whole operation, including 266 chimpanzees, to the Save the Chimps organization. About half of the chimps are already in Florida and the rest are being socialized so they can be moved too. They must be socialized because they lived alone on small cells for much of their lives.

Once a group is formed they will be loaded aboard a customized trailer for the journey to Florida. When they arrive many step on grass for the first time in their lives. There are 12 islands at the sanctuary, each from three to five acres. There are lots of places to climb and explore."

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