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Chimp Haven, in Keithville, Louisiana, is the only designated retirement home for chimpanzees previously used in federal ...
research. But money woes could make it tough to accommodate the number of chimps expected to spend their final years there. (Feb. 20)
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SHOTLIST:AP -- NO RESTRICTIONSKeithville, Louisiana -- February 18, 20131. NATSOUND: Woman calling to chimps and throwing bananas2. Chimp eating banana3. SOUNDBITE: CATHY WILLIS SPRAETZ, PRESIDENT, CHIMP HAVEN4. Wide, chimps walking along path5. SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Taylor, Director of Animal Care6. Group of chimps sitting together7. Close up of chimp8. Chimp relaxing9. Chimp holding baby10. Chimp walking on trail11. Close up of chimp12. SOUNDBITE: CATHY WILLIS SPRAETZ, PRESIDENT, CHIMP HAVEN13. Mother and baby chimp14. Overhead shot of chimps walking15. Chimp eating banana16. People walking along path17. Close up of chimpSTORYLINE:WELCOME TO CHIMP HAVEN. IT'S THE ONE AND ONLY RETIREMENT HOME FOR CHIMPS THAT WERE ONCE USED FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH.- SOT: Cathy Willis Spraetz, president of Chimp Haven: a lot of the chimps that come to us are elderly, and they experience the same kinds of maladies that all of us do as we age - liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure.AND LIKE THEIR HUMAN COUNTERPARTS, THESE CHIMPS HAVE A CHANCE TO LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN LEISURE. THEY INCLUDE FOUR CHIMPS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LIFE BEYOND BARS FOR THE FIRST TIME.- SOT: Kathleen Taylor, director of animal care at Chimp Haven: "Typically this group is actually in the habitat area right beyond here. They have five acres of forested habitat. They climb trees and do all the things their wild counterparts do. 111 CHIMPANZEES WILL BE COMING FROM A SOUTH LOUISIANA LAB. AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH HAS RECOMMENDED THAT ANOTHER 300 CHIMPS BE RETIRED AND MOVED TO CHIMP HAVEN. BUT THAT COSTS MONEY. AND HERE'S THE MAJOR HURDLE: WHEN CHIMP HAVEN WAS MADE A NATIONAL SANCTUARY, CONGRESS CAPPED ALL SPENDING FOR THE FACILITY AT $30-MILLION DOLLARS. THAT NUMBER WILL BE REACHED THIS YEAR.SOT: Cathy Willis Spraetz, president of Chimp Haven: "We certainly expect and hope the cap will be lifted because as you can see we have a lot of chimpanzees who are really in their prime, those that are elderly that still need our care.BUT A STATEMENT ISSUED FROM THE CONGRESSMAN WHO REPRESENTS THIS PART OF LOUISIANA DOESN'T OFFER MUCH HOPE FOR NEW FEDERAL FUNDS. THAT MEANS THESE CHIMPS--AND OTHERS WHO MAY COME HERE--WILL HAVE TO RELY ON PRIVATE DONATIONS.THERE'S BEEN SOME SUCCESS ON THAT FRONT. MORE THAN TWO-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS RAISED TO HELP EXPAND HOUSING AND PLAY AREAS FOR THE CHIMPS.MATT FRIEDMAN. ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)