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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

YEAH, 10 more Chimpanzees Move From NM To Their New Home In Florida!

Chimps to leave NM for a better life

Updated: Monday, 18 Jan 2010, 6:23 PM MST
Published : Monday, 18 Jan 2010, 6:23 PM MST
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - The world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary is taking another step in clearing out its Alamogordo facility.
The group “Save The Chimps” took control of 266 apes in 2002. They were rescued from the Coulston Foundation in Alamogordo which, according to STC, had the worst record of primate care in the history of the Animal Welfare Act.
"The chimpanzees were used in biomedical research their entire lives," Sanctuary Director Jen Feuerstein said.

Monday, for the first time in 2010, the STC foundation started a migration of 10 chimps to their new home in a Florida sanctuary. After this migration, only 99 chimps will be left in Alamogordo.
"We've been putting them into family groups and relocating them to their permanent home in Florida," Feuerstein said.

So the chimps were loaded into a custom trailer where they willl be driven for 40 hours straight to their new home in Florida.
"It's really rewarding to see the chimps when they get to Florida particularly when I know what their lives were like in New Mexico. In Florida they're given three to five acre islands covered in grass with hills and climbing structures,” Feuerstein said. “They can look up at the starts and not have bars in the way."

The organization plans to move the other 99 chimps by the end of next year and finally close its New Mexico sanctuary.

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