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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Legendy Carole Noon Has Passed

— Dr. Carole C. Noon, 59, the founder and director of Save the Chimps Sanctuary in St. Lucie County died Saturday of a recent illness.

Officials at the sanctuary had no comment but said they will be issuing a statement this week.

Noon moved to Fort Pierce in 1999 from Boynton Beach.

She founded Save the Chimps in 1997 to provide a sanctuary for chimpanzees that had been used in the early space program and in laboratory testing. The 150-acre facility in western St. Lucie County is now home to more than 160 chimpanzees.

A memorial service will be announced on the Web site. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. A guestbook may be signed at"



  1. Anonymous10:43 AM

    indeed. a huge loss for the chimps and those who knew her. A sad day.

  2. Anonymous9:02 PM

    she will be missed by all, Chimps and humans....

  3. Anonymous11:42 AM

    It's May 29th/09 now, nearly a month later when
    Carole Noon passed away. I am so sorry, but I
    just couldn't write sooner. I have been crying
    for her and the chimpanzees, just because they
    both are beautiful. I never knew Carole, but
    looking at her and hearing her talk touched me.

    How dare man use animal for space jouneys and
    medical and other research. Shame on weakling
    man.. shame... shame... shame.

  4. Anonymous;
    Your comment truly touched my heart and brought tears down my face. Words can not express the sorrow that everyone feels for the loss of a great person with a great heart and soul. I'm sure all of her Chimps miss her deeply, and I only hope she is able to keep a watchful eye over them where ever she is.

    She is sadly missed and perhaps someday our sorrow will be replaced with again, the great memories of the great achievements she has made for the Chimps.She is one of a kind, that's for sure.

    Thank you for sharing your heart filled message with us.