Great apes in general are extremely intelligent animals and need a very stimulated environment when housed in captivity.

When Kiki arrived at the Center for Great Apes, she was extremely obese, having lived for most of her life in a small garage cage that allowed her no freedom of movement. She had been a pet in a private home but grew big to be handled, so was moved to the garage for well over a decade.

Over the past few years at the sanctuary, Kiki’s size and mobility have improved. Now Kiki is getting lots of exercise and playtime that she missed growing up in a garage.

The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been abandoned. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care.

Donate now to help abandoned apes find a safe home.

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