Save the Chimps, Inc is a publicly financed 501(c)(3)nonprofit American sanctuary specializing in the care of chimpanzees. The organization was founded by the late Dr. Carole Noon. Save the Chimps is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and a founding member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance.
The mission of Save the Chimps is to provide and build support for permanent sanctuary for the lifetime care of chimpanzees rescued from research, entertainment, and the pet trade. The majority of the chimpanzees at Save the Chimps live in large social groups on 3 acre islands located on 150 acres in a rural area of Fort Pierce, FL. Save the Chimps is notable for rescuing 266 chimpanzees from the Coulston Foundation, a biomedical research facility that went bankrupt in 2002.
The rescue of these chimpanzees was the single largest rescue of chimpanzees in history, and transformed Save the Chimps into the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary
Taking care of our chimps!
Our chimps receive top notch medical care from our staff of veterinarians. This includes preventative health screenings – echocardiograms, ultrasounds, radiographs and blood work – to find and treat medical problems early in the course of a disease.
It also means treating acute problems when they occur. Our veterinarians, consulting specialists, technicians, and a community of volunteer medical doctors guarantee that the chimpanzees’ health issues are addressed with the latest diagnostics and best medicine available.