10 Ways Research Chimps Embrace Retirement

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Living it up

Credit: Brandon Wade, AP Images for The HSUS and Chimp Haven
Michael Sharp is assistant managing editor, Publications and Brand Management, at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This Op-Ed was adapted…Read More »

from one that appeared on the HSUS website. Sharp contributed this Op-Ed to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

They’ve already checked “road tripping through the South” off their retirement bucket list.

Now they’re making their way through “trying out acrobatics” and “chowing down on a tropical treat.” Yes, for these 110 chimpanzees—the largest group of government-owned chimps ever sent to sanctuary—the golden years are off to a glorious start. Retired from a laboratory starting in 2013, they’ve arrived at Chimp Haven sanctuary in waves to begin their new lives in the Louisiana sun.   Less «
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