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To donate or view their foundation: http://www.savethechimps.org

Save the Chimps - > From Labs to Sanctuary

Wild Heart would like to help create awareness to a foundation to save animals that truly needed help. ”Save the Chimps” was established in 1997, under the leadership of Carole Noon, Ph.D., STC's Director, in response to the U.S. Air Force's announcement that it was getting out of the chimpanzee research business. The vision of Save the Chimps was -- and remains -- to create a Sanctuary where rescued chimpanzees can live out their lives without the threat of ever returning to a laboratory. This truly amazing foundation has helped many chimps like Elway, escape a life of torture and needs all of our help to save more from life in a lab cage.

Elway’s story

Elway was born at the Coulston foundation on May 21, 1999. He was taken from his mother Melissa, and sent to the nursery to be raised by humans. Every month he was anesthetized in order to take blood samples for research study.

When he was eight months old he was put in a group with other chimps his own age. Without mothers to cling to, they clung to each other, so much so it was often hard to tell who was in the group. But Elway was easy to pick out because of his big ears.

Save the Chimps rescued Elway in September 2002, when we took custody of the chimpanzees at the Coulston Foundation. Elway and 10 other babies his age lived together. They had nothing in their cage to play with, so we showered them with toys, boxes and hay to play in.

Elway and his friend Pamela were the first to youngsters to join a new family of chimps. Elway no has been reunited with his real mother Melissa, and is now five and half years old. Apparently Elway like other males his age enjoys stirring up trouble and is always getting into mischief. Thanks to the Save the Chimps Foundation, Elway and his friends are guaranteed to have a new life of fun and happiness in their future.

PROJECT

Here is a way to help save these wonderful creatures. Draw a picture about the chimp’s sanctuary and they will place it on their website. You can see pictures they have received from kids around the world.

Send Pictures to:
SaveTheChimps
P.O. Box 12220
Fort Pierce, FL 34979
(Or scan pictures as gifs or jpgs at 72 dpi and e-mail individually or in one zip file to info@savethechimps.org).

http://www.savethechimps.org/about.asp

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