Ten more chimpanzees arrive at north Louisiana sanctuary

FILE PHOTO A baby chimp clings to its mother as she walks at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) – A northwest Louisiana sanctuary for chimpanzees that once were used for research has taken on 10 new residents.

The nonprofit Chimp Haven says in a Monday news release that the chimps have arrived from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico. They are among more than 360 federally owned chimpanzees that were retired from research in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health.

Since the 2013 move, 51 chimpanzees have been placed at Chimp Haven. The sanctuary plans to take more next year.


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