Photo: © Jo-Anne McArthur
Welcome to Adopt-a-Chimp, our adoption program for the Fauna Foundation’s chimpanzee sanctuary. Whether retired from laboratory research, rescued from zoos or due to other situations, the chimpanzeess who call our sanctuary home have been given the chance to live and relax in peace. No longer confined to tiny cages or subjected to invasive experiments, the chimps now delight in the simple pleasures of life: sunshine and fresh air on their faces, room to play and rest, plenty of special treats to eat and new things to discover.
Since the chimps will spend the remainder of their lives at our sanctuary, purchasing an adoption package or making a donation is a wonderful way you can give back to these special individuals who have given so much to all of us.
All combined, the Fauna Foundation chimps have survived approximately 250 years in biomedical research. The subjects of everything from liver biopsies to experimental HIV drugs, the majority of the chimps have spent most of their lives in pain and isolation. We believe this is our opportunity to provide care for these special individuals in their much deserved retirement.
By purchasing an adoption kit, you play an important role in the chimps’ ongoing recovery. Chimpanzees in captivity can become bored and restless if their environment does not change. To keep the chimps mentally stimulated we must continually expand and enhance their enclosures and provide enrichment packages for them to explore. Proceeds from Adopt-a-Chimp will go directly to this important work.
Ordering an adoption package is easy. The hard part is deciding which chimp you’d like to adopt. Keep in mind you can always come back and adopt again!
Thank you to all of our donors. Once you select a chimp your name will end up here! (Or if you prefer, you can adopt anonymously.) Check back often to see who’s joined the list.
Have a question about the adoption program, Fauna Foundation or the chimpanzees themselves? You’ll probably find the answer here in our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you do not see your question listed below, please email us.