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About The Sanctuary

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) accredited organization

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.