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Center for Great Apes

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.

Center for Great Apes
Date opened1993
LocationWauchula, Florida
No. of animals47
No. of species21 Orangutans
26 Chimpanzees
Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc
Revenue (2015)

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  1. ^ "CENTER FOR ORANGUTAN AND CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION INC Form 990 2015". ProPublica. Retrieved 18 September 2017.