Informative FREE program is part of our Florida Humanities Series…
Close to home, in nearby Ft. Pierce, a private enclave exists as home for more than 250 chimpanzees. Living on enriched island habitats with trees, hills, climbing structures, and platforms, these deserving animals are our neighbors at Save The Chimps, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary. Their unique home and the intriguing non-profit organization that supports them will be the subject of a free presentation at The Emerson Center on Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 PM.
Executive Director Molly Polidoroff and veterinarian Dr. Jocelyn Bezner will share the podium to tell about this massive facility, considered by many to be the Treasure Coast’s best-kept secret.
Save the Chimps was started by renowned primatologist Dr. Carole Noon with the help of Jon Stryker, the founder and president of the Arcus Foundation. STC provides permanent sanctuary and lifelong care for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade. From its inception 20 years ago, the organization has provided loving care, clean housing, fresh food, daily enrichment, specialized medical treatment, and secure privacy – all to ensure the long-term care of neglected or unwanted chimpanzees.