I want to congratulate Chimp Haven for earning full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). This accreditation is the gold standard for animal care and Chimp Haven recieved “exemplary” status in more than half of the inspected areas, which included feeding and veterinary processes, maintenance, and administration.

I’m happy to be reading this good news, especially since Chimp Haven houses around 60 chimpanzees and plans to bring in 90 more individuals. They have a beautifully forrested habitat on 200 acres of land. This is excellent news because the care of great apes is a significant undertaking, believe me, and for them to literally pass with flying colors on this rare but pretiguous recognition is outstanding.

I wish them the best of luck on getting American Zoo and Aquarium Association certification.