Save the Chimps was recently selected to receive an Honor Award for Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture for “supporting efforts that empowered a successful resolution to the care and placement of over 300 animals from the Wild Animal Orphanage.” Save the Chimps Board member Charles Perry traveled to Washington, D.C. for the awards ceremony to accept the award on STC’s behalf. This award recognized the collaborative efforts of multiple organizations and individuals to find placement for residents of the Wild Animal Orphanage, a facility which went bankrupt, leaving the fate of hundreds of monkeys, tigers, bears, chimps, and other beings hanging in the balance. Save the Chimps provided a home to eleven chimpanzees from WAO: two former circus chimps and nine chimps formerly used in biomedical research. Save the Chimps thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for recognizing the extraordinary effort that went into finding new homes for all of WAO’s residents.