Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE


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Steve Ross, Ph.D., is director of Lincoln Park Zoo's Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes.

Steve Ross, Ph.D.
Director, Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes

 


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Blog Updates

 

Pet Chimps Will Relocate to Houston Zoo
Six chimpanzees currently living at a residence in Virginia will find a new home at Houston Zoo later this year, thanks to long-running efforts by Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE, Houston Zoo and Curtis and Bea Shepperson, the chimps’ current owners.

Chimpanzee Ellie uses a tool to gather fruit cereal at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary in Wauchula, Florida. It's one of the tasks being studied to better understand how chimpanzees raised with humans think differently than those reared in natural social groups.  

Using Special Tasks to Gauge How Chimpanzees Think
On the road for Lincoln Park Zoo’s Project ChimpCARE, biologist Hani Freeman uses fruit cereal, a flying-saucer sled and a handful of peanuts to better understand how chimpanzees raised with humans think differently than those reared in natural social groups.

A child reaches out to chimpanzee Riley at the Houston Zoo. Courtesy of the Houston Zoo Inc.  

Being “Fully Chimpanzee”
By studying how chimpanzees raised as pets or entertainers make the transition to natural social groups, scientist Hani Freeman hopes to help other apes as they adapt to a “fully chimpanzee” lifestyle.

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ChimpDATA
Nearly 500 chimpanzees live in sanctuaries across North America. Lincoln Park Zoo scientists have volunteered their expertise to help sanctuaries manage the lifetime care of chimpanzees while planning for a better future.

 

Project ChimpCARE
The official website, detailing Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE's mission to build a better future for chimpanzees throughout the United States.


Partners

Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE is generously funded by the Arcus Foundation.