Who We Are

Who We Are

Vision

Our vision is to one day see all captive great apes live in a community of care and compassion without the threat of exploitation, experimentation, abuse, or neglect …until there is no need for sanctuary rescue.

Mission

The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade; to educate the public about captive great apes and the threats to conservation of great apes in the wild; and to advocate for the end of the use of great apes as entertainers, research subjects, and pets.  The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care.

Banner Photo Credit: James Ezell Amerson