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/

Comment by Sharon Hall Greene on November 20, 2013 at 3:09am

I cried real tears!  So beautiful  <3

Comment by jet rink on November 22, 2013 at 8:19am

yes ,, so sad

Comment by CC on December 16, 2013 at 3:09am

Poor babies, to lose so much of their lives to cruelty!  But so glad they have the opportunity to live in peace and safety!  I'm still crying as I write this!

Comment by Reina Ilona Vildebrand on December 16, 2013 at 5:25pm

It is like wonder!! Who organized that the chimps could come free?

Comment by Leong Mung Lan Gwendoline on May 22, 2014 at 8:36pm

My monkey friends D Coconut Mafia Gang run wild and all over the place. For a happier change of pace watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfzmx31WU4g 

They are highly intelligent in their own environment which is what Im writing about in my book.Mountain Environment Monkeys. I stayed amongst them for 8 years feeding them coconuts, cut open with my machete.

.Visit my website http://google/Mountain Environment Monkeys

(My full name is Gwendoline Leong Munglan )   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfzmx31WU4g  

My other videos series are  of free, wild monkeys and how they behave by Gwendoline Leong Munglan. Monkey Business/Monkey Series/Monkey Patrol/Mountain Environment Monkeys on You Tube

Comment by Carolina on June 7, 2014 at 9:24pm
Omg!! They hug each other in happiness.

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