Our founding ape, Pongo

The Center for Great Apes

The Center for Great Apes' mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade.

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) accredited organization

Meet The Apes

Orangutans and chimpanzees are endangered species and the Center for Great Apes is the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in the nation. We invite you to meet the apes, learn their stories and find out how you can help us in our vital mission.

We Need Your Help

As the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in the country and one of a handful of accredited chimpanzee sanctuaries, the Center for Great Apes has been rescuing great apes for over 25 years. The Center for Great Apes does not receive funding from the federal or state governments. We are supported by donations from generous people like you, who care about the future of our orangutans and chimpanzees (both endangered species).

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