Save the Chimps

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ABOUT SAVE THE CHIMPS


Save the Chimps is the largest privately funded chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. Situated on 150 acres in Fort Pierce, Florida, the refuge provides exemplary vet care, nutritious food and social enrichment to over 220 chimps retired from laboratories, the entertainment industry, the pet trade and roadside zoos. Founded in 1997, the sanctuary’s Advisory Council includes Jane Goodall, and supporters include Paul McCartney and Pink.


THE WILD PLANET COLLECTION

Chimps share 98% of our DNA. They are similar to humans emotionally, physically—even creatively. Some chimps enjoy abstract painting, including many of the 220+ apes at Save the Chimps. To spotlight the artistry of apes, and to raise funds for the sanctuary, Save the Chimps is partnering with Redwood Art Group to present a collection of paintings by chimps curated by human artists. For Art Santa Fe, The B-52’s worked with the sanctuary to curate the Wild Planet Collection of ape art based on the vivid color schemes of the band’s most popular albums. Singers Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson painted the base coats and chose color combos for the chimps to use. FedEx Cares donated the shipment of the 30 framed canvases. All sales benefit Save the Chimps and are tax-deductible.


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