When you give to our 2022 Giving Day for Apes campaign today, you support our elderly residents here at Save the Chimps. Today, 36% or 82 of our 229 chimpanzee residents are considered geriatric, and in just five years, an additional 44 residents will become geriatric. With an advancing population, the cost to care for our residents is expected to increase as additional treatments and medications will be needed to treat chronic diseases that arise, such as heart disease and osteoarthritis.

I would like to introduce you to Lisa, one of the incredible elderly residents who benefit from Giving Day for Apes. Estimated to have been born in 1969, she was captured in Africa and shipped to the United States for medical research, arriving at Holloman Air Force Base in 1973. After nearly three decades in medical laboratories, Lisa was rescued by Save the Chimps in 2002. Lisa is a small chimp with a big personality who loves spending time with her daughter. Get to know her with this brief video…

Thanks to donors like you, we have raised over $46,000 toward our goal of $60,000. Your support can help us reach our goal for deserving chimpanzees like Lisa. Thank you for your support. 


With gratitude,

Dr. Lisa Lewis
Associate Veterinarian

On behalf of the more than 220 chimpanzees in our care, thank you for your compassion and generosity.