Farewell to Igor

October 17, 2014
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Farewell to Igor

The spirit of our dear Igor left this world on October 13, 2014. He was well into his 50s and had apparently suffered from a stroke or similar health crisis on October 10 that left him paralyzed on his right side. Our wonderful long-time vet Dr. Ohlandt gave him a prednisone injection the following...

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The secret lives of the IPPL gibbons

October 10, 2014
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The secret lives of the IPPL gibbons

During our Supporters’ Meeting this past April, IPPL’s Animal Care team members shared some candid videos they had taken of our gibbons. As you might imagine, they have seen many unusual behaviors that the casual visitor is unlikely to witness.   So, may I present the IPPL gibbons, as you’ve never seen them before…....

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Sanctuary chimps in the Ebola zone say “Thank you!”

September 26, 2014
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Sanctuary chimps in the Ebola zone say “Thank you!”

Here’s what we heard yesterday from Bala Amarasekaran, the Founder and Director of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone: Dear Shirley, We cannot thank you enough. Indeed a blessing, your kindness and support has always been there for Tacugama. Situation is pretty bad. Rather late, but much needed help is beginning to arrive....

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