Meet the Apes
There are 15 orangutans and 30 chimpanzees rescued and living at the Center for Great Apes. Some have been in movies, others were once kept as pets and others were rescued from laboratories. Each of the apes' past history is often sad and sometimes scary. Many were treated terribly, others were nearly starved and most were left in small cages with nothing to do but stare at the walls. For these incredibly intelligent animals, this is a horrible situation. Imagine being stuck in your room for decades with nothing to read, watch, or play with and having to eat the same awful food every day. That is what it was once like for many of the apes before they came to the sanctuary. But the good news...actually...the GREAT NEWS is that they have been rescued and are now at the Center for Great Apes where they live in spacious habitats, with more than a mile of aerial walkways, medical care, a healthy diet and enrichment programs. Funds raised by the Ape Ambassadors ensure that the Center for Great Apes continues its great work!
Below are some images of the sanctuary, the apes and the people who help them.
To "meet" all of the the resident apes of the Center for Great Apes, click here.