“If we are passionate, determined, and not afraid of hard work, we can truly make a difference. The chimpanzees…need us all if they are to survive…” ~Jane Goodall
did you know?
1) Chimpanzees are extinct in 4 African countries and threatened in 10 more. Learn why & what you can do.
2) Chimpanzees are surprisingly like us! They are highly intelligent, use tools and feel emotions like joy, sadness and anger. Read more about how similar we are to these amazing animals!
3) Chimpanzees and other Great Apes are severely threatened by many of the products we use every single day! Find out why and how you can use your smart phone to help them.
Volunteer & Visit
If you want to get more involved and learn first-hand what it takes to care for chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, entertainment or biomedical research you can visit, volunteer or support these sanctuaries around the world.
Chimpanzee Sanctuaries in the United States & canada
Center for Great Apes - Florida - Chimpanzees and Orangutans
Chimps, Inc. - Oregon - Seven Chimpanzees and two lynx
Chimp Haven - Louisiana - 230 chimpanzees retired from biomedical research
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest - Washington - Seven chimpanzees, not open to the public
FAUNA - Canada - 23 chimpanzees rescued from zoos and biomedical research
Primate Rescue Center - Kentucky - Chimpanzees and monkeys rescued from illegal primate trade
Save the Chimps - Florida - 242 chimpanzees rescued from biomedical research, entertainment and pet trade
chimpanzee sanctuaries in Africa
Ape Action Africa - Cameroon
Chimp Eden - South Africa
Chimfunshi - Zambia
Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Trust - Gambia
J.A.C.K. Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Republic of Congo
Limbe Wildlife Center - Cameroon
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Uganda
Project Primates - Guinea
Sanaga - Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center - Cameroon
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Kenya
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Sierra Leone
Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center - Republic of Congo
All Things Chimps
If you’d like to do a deeper dive, the ChimpSaver blog is your one-stop shop for all things chimps. We’re always updating and adding new information that makes it easy for you to take action.
We have videos across the site and on the blog but you are also welcome to visit our Video Gallery where we gather our favorites across multiple topics.
Click on any of the logos below to visit their website and learn more.