Living it up
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.
Spending Some Quality Time with Family
Chasing the Ladies
Continuing Their Education
Trying New Sports
Exercising a Chimpanzee’s Right to Eat
Learning a New Language
Working on Their Tans
Meeting an Old Friend for a Drink
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. This Op-Ed was adapted from 10 Ways These Historic Chimps Are Enjoying Retirement" on the HSUS website. This version of the article was originally published on Live Science.