Our Mission

Located 22 miles southwest of Shreveport, La., in the Eddie D. Jones Nature Park in Keithville, La., Chimp Haven serves as The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. We are an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is:

To provide humane care for chimpanzees that have been used for biomedical research,

or other purposes, and which are no longer used for those purposes.

To provide large, enriched and permanent housing for these animals in accordance with all state

and federal regulations pertaining to the care and housing of these nonhuman primates.

To provide noninvasive research opportunities on the behavior and biology of chimpanzees

and to disseminate this information to others in publicly available formats.

To educate the public about these endangered nonhuman primates

and the needs for conservation in the wild and protection in captivity.