After 30 Years, Chimps Finally See Sunlight

The life of a lab chimpanzee is quite sad as many never see sunlight or experience personal interactions with eachother. The chimpanzees in this video are from European laboratories. An agreement was reached that allowed the chimpanzees to be released into a sanctuary built for them in Austria. For many of these chimpanzees, it is the first time in 30 years that they have seen sunlight and have interacted with other chimps. We hope you find this video to be inspiring and uplifting when you see the reactions of these former lab chimps…

After 30 Years, Chimps Finally See Sunlight

Laboratory chimps caged for 30 years are finally released to a sanctuary

Like prisoners emerging from a lifetime behind bars, a group of chimpanzees step blinking into the sunlight. This is the first time they have felt grass under their feet and breathed fresh air for 30 years. A few of the chimps were born in captivity but most were kidnapped from African jungles as babies and flown to Europe, where they were locked in metal laboratory cages to be used in a long series of experiments. Their ordeal finally ended in September 2011 when 38 of the surviving chimps were released into a sanctuary in Austria called Gut Aiderbichl, allowing them to feel the nurturing contact of their fellow chimps after years of being separated by bars and bullet-proof glass. Link to sanctuary: http://www.gut-aiderbichl.at/

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