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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chimp Sanctuary to Open in Cle Elum WA

A new sanctuary for chimpanzees will be opening soon in Cle Elum WA. The first 7 new residents are set to arrive in a few days.
Seven chimpanzees from a medical laboratory in Pennsylvania are making a cross-country trip by truck to their new home at the nonprofit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, an 18,000-cubic-foot facility on 26 acres near Cle Elum, about 70 miles southeast of Seattle.

The six females and one lucky male - Annie, Foxy, Jamie, Jody, Missy, Negra and Burreto - range in age from 24-34. In captivity, chimpanzees can live into their 60s, but generally their life span is 35-50 years old.
Here is a link to their web site.

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