Just a few weeks ago, Center for Great Apes accepted five more orangutans who needed immediate sanctuary. Since the Center is the only accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the Americas, they welcomed Sinbad, Connie, Hanna, Pumpkin, and Peanut from a Miami tourist attraction.
Since the space at The Center For Great Apes is very limited, the need for a home for these five orangutans is urgent. They are temporarily being housed in the quarantine station at the health clinic and another area until sufficient funds can be raised to build them their habitat..
These orangutans recently lived or were born at the Miami tourist compound, before being forced into the entertainment industry or the pet trade.
There is a particulrly serious challenge to deal with right now--Peanut, who had cancer eight years ago, experienced additional critical health issues recently in Miami, before he was brought to the Center. The goal is to give Peanut the best veterinary health management and compassionate care and to make her life as peaceful and painless as possible.
Since great apes can live in captivity for over 50 years, the long-term financial commitment is significant (approximately $20,000 a year). With your help, we will ensure these great apes, and others like them, are well cared for..