Sanctuaries and Organizations
Maintains a sanctuary for abused, neglected and abandoned wild animals.
This nine-and-a-half acre sanctuary in the Texas Hill Country presently
houses approximately 400 primates, as well as various other exotic
animals. For more information or to become a member, please contact
Primarily Primates Inc., PO Box 207, San Antonio, TX 78291-0207
or call 210-755-4616.
International Primate Protection League (IPPL)
Conservation group that works to conserve and protect all apes and
monkeys. Also has a sanctuary for gibbon apes. For more information,
contact IPPL at PO Box 766, Summerville, SC 29484 or call 803-871-2280.
The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education
Founded in 1977, this non-profit organization fosters field research
and conservation activities, particularly chimpanzees, creates sanctuaries
for orphaned chimps, educates and makes the public aware of the plight
of primates. For further information, contact the Institute at PO Box
599, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or 203-431-2099.
The Gorilla Foundation
This Foundation, established in 1976 by Dr. Francine Patterson, is
known for its interspecies communication studies and is dedicated to
the preservation, protection and propagation of gorillas and other
endangered primates. For more information, contact them at Box 620-530,
Woodside, CA 94062. Call 415-851-8505 or 800-GO-APE.
Orangutan Foundation International
Supports the study, understanding, and conservation of orangutans in
their principal native habitat, the tropical rain forests of Indonesia.
Contact them at 822 Wellesley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049 or 213-207-1655.
African Wildlife Foundation
Works to protect African wildlife, including the mountain gorillas
who are threatened with extinction from hunters, wildlife dealers,
and loss of habitat caused by mining, logging and development. Contact
the Foundation at 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 202, Washington
DC 20036 or 202-265-8394.
The Great Ape Project
International organization working to extend fundamental
legal and moral rights to include the great apes in "The Community of Equals." For
information, contact GAP at PO Box 19492, Portland, OR 97280-0492.