UPDATE: From Chimp Haven - Our Chimpanzee Discovery Day on Saturday, November 16 has been canceled. Unfortunately, recent weather conditions have made the road and walkways in the event area un-walkable. We look forward to seeing you in the spring! If you are looking for that one of a kind family experience for the holidays, this Saturday might just be the perfect opportunity.


 

Since 1995, Caddo Parish has been the location of Chimp Haven, the world's largest chimp sanctuary, and a landing place for long term care of chimpanzees. Some of the chimps who currently reside there were used in biomedical research, for entertainment purposes, or even for pet trade.

The 200-acre sanctuary, which has housed over 300 chimps in the past, is located at 13600 Chimpanzee Place in Keithville. Almost 300 chimps are current residents, living in the beautiful natural habitat of the Eddie D. Jones Nature Park. In the fall of 2018, Chimp Haven became the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the United States to open to the public, which hardly ever happens at places like this. They only have 4 days a year that you can actually visit the sanctuary, and one of them is this Saturday, November 16th.

Admission for Chimpanzee Discovery Day is $10 for age 13 and older; $5 for ages 6 to 12; and free for kids under 5. No reservations are required, so take the family out and support this amazing cause right here in our beautiful Louisiana! Donations will also be accepted at the gate for the chimps: New or gently used stuffed animals (please no metal parts or bean filling) and fruit or fruit nut mixes.