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Louisiana chimpanzee sanctuary featured in National Geographic series

Airing on Disney+ October 16
Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 17:46:34-04

A chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana will be featured in a new National Geographic series.

Chimp Haven located in Keithville, La., will be featured in the series called “Meet the Chimps”. According to the santuary, the six-part documentary series will stream on Disney+ beginning October 16. The documentary takes viewers inside Chimp Haven which is a 200-acre forested refuge for more than 300 chimpanzees, many of whom were retired from medical research.

“As a co-founder of Chimp Haven, we have come a long way since accepting our first two chimpanzees in 2005,” said Amy Fultz, co-founder and Director of Behavior & Research at Chimp Haven. “I am thrilled that so many new audiences will get to peek inside the world of caring for more than 300 chimpanzees and learn more about the species.”

Actress Jane Lynch will narrate the series which tracks the ups and downs of a group of chimpanzees and the staff caring for them.

“Meet the Chimps” was filmed over the course of many months. Chimp Haven says that among the milestones showcased in the series is a chimpanzee family of 11 moving into a newly-constructed open-air corral, with multi-level structures for climbing, playing and relaxing.

To learn more about “Meet the Chimps” and how to tune in, go to

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