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Issue

Orangutans and chimpanzees, poached from the wild and taken from their mothers as babies to be used for entertainment, research or kept as pets, only have a 'shelf-life' of 6-8 years before they are considered to be unmanageable and are unwanted. With a captive life that can exceed 60 years, however, where do those apes go after they are 'retired' from their working lives and still only a juvenile?

Response

The Center for Great Apes provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued and/or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy and enriching environment so the apes, mankind's closest relatives, can live the rest of their lives in peace and comfort as they deserve.

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