The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been 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 for great apes ... continue reading.
Mari came to the Center for Great Apes from a research facility in Georgia where she was part of a language and cognition study. Mari worked with lexigrams, mazes, puzzles, and memory tasks. Mari is a very unusual orangutan in that she has no arms. In spite of this, Mari ... continue reading.
In spite of the public's increased awareness of animal protection issues, chimpanzees and orangutans are still used today in the entertainment industry. Using apes in entertainment usually means a life of misery and uncertainty for the apes. Baby apes are taken away from their mothers to be raised by humans ... continue reading.