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In chimpanzees, researchers have identified the same hidden heart disease that has been blamed for the sudden deaths of basketball players, soccer players and other young athletes on the field. The rare, often inherited condition, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is characterized by a buildup of fatty and fibrous scar tissue on part of the heart. It can cause irregular heart rhythms and lead to sudden cardiac arrest during strenuous physical activity in otherwise…

Chimps Suffer Same Heart Condition That Kills Young Athletes

In chimpanzees, researchers have identified the same hidden heart disease that has been blamed for the sudden deaths of basketball players, soccer players and other young athletes on the field. A study looks at two teenage chimps that died in a U.

Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

When chimpanzees leave research labs, they often find a home at Chimp Haven

Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

It was on this day 6 years ago, a very lucky Friday the 13th, that seven chimpanzees arrived at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. As we celebrate CSNW's 6th Anniversary and Negra's 41st Birthday, we look back on how the chimps have changed since their rescue from the laboratory. Learn more: ChimpsNW.org.

Jamie’s Winter Distraction «

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa, and has given hundreds of chimpanzees and other primates a second chance at a happy life. One such chimpanzee is Motambo, who was rescued from the illegal exotic pet trade. He arrived at TchimpoungaRead More

Motambo's Journey - from Jane Goodall Institute site.

JAMIE THE MUSIC MAKER: If you are going to be a musician, you might as well dress the part! Sanctuary is about CHOICES. Discover what life in a chimpanzee sanctuary is all about: http://www.chimpsanctuarynw.org/blog/

Northwest Chimps Sanctuary - Jamie, Common Chimp loves music instruments too

An adult chimp plays with a young chimp at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. One hundred and eleven chimpanzees will be coming from a south Louisiana laboratory to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from federal research.

An adult chimp plays with a young chimp at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., Monday, February One hundred and eleven chimpanzees will be coming from a south Louisiana laboratory to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary for chimpanzees retire.

CWU | Dedication set for park, new statue of Washoe

Friendship Park in Ellensburg, WA- a bronze statue was erected to honor Washoe, the most famous of the sign language chimpanzees. Washoe was an extraordinary chimpanzee person with a beautiful soul. In the statue she is signing the word "Friends".

A chimpanzee named Samantha waits for her daily feeding at the Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue Project headquarters in Charlesville, Liberia, November 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Malin Palm

Fresh start for Liberian chimpanzees used for medical tests

A chimpanzee named Samantha waits for her daily feeding at the Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue Project headquarters in Charlesville, Liberia, November REUTERS/Malin Palm

IDA-Africa's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center is fundraising to build a forested enclosure for orphan baby Nyanga and her future adopted social group

IDA-Africa's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center is fundraising to build a forested enclosure for orphan baby Nyanga and her future adopted social group

Manufacturers love palm oil because it’s cheap. Your favorite snacks, cosmetics, soaps, and more likely use it as an ingredient. And thanks to oil palm plantations springing up in Africa, chimpanzees are in danger of extinction.

Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees

Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees - The Daily Beast

LISTEN TO THE JOY! : How do chimpanzees give thanks?! By expressing excitement with food grunts and squeaks that fill the playroom as they watch the food being set out in the greenhouse. Listening to this video speaks volumes on how joyous life can be for 7 chimps living a wonderful life in Sanctuary, CSNW that is! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4n2GYqpuqw&feature=youtu.be

The chimps at CSNW celebrated Thanksgiving with a holiday feast. You can hear their food grunts and squeaks fill the playroom as they watch the food being se.

Good news for chimps in Liberia! MetLife stops funding to NYBC - American Anti-Vivisection Society

Tell MetLife: Support Chimps in Liberia, Stop Funding NYBC - American Anti-Vivisection Society

Evidence That Chimpanzee Moms Can Be Sneaky, Too : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR {watch her laugh after she pulls her trick}

Evidence That Chimpanzee Moms Can Be Sneaky, Too : Cosmos And Culture : NPR {watch her laugh after she pulls her trick}

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