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.