Can captive chimpanzees be released back into the wild?

Captive chimpanzees in the United States cannot be released back to the wild for multiple reasons:

The only captive populations currently believed to be potential candidates for reintroduction into the wild are chimps living in African sanctuaries—victims of the bushmeat trade whose general origins are known and who may have opportunities to acclimate to the forest and learn survival skills over a long period of time.

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