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Barker Funds Chimp Habitat

The former host of The Price is Right Bob Barker recently donated more than $200,000 of funding to a chimp sanctuary.


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Longtime animal-rights activist Bob Barker has made a donation of $230,000 to Chimp Haven. The rescue habitat, located in Keithville, La., will use the money to expand their facilities and welcome five chimps that were living in a Texas research lab. Barker’s funding will also cover the costs of caring for the rescued chimps for one year in the 200-acre forest, which is already home to more than 100 apes. “These chimpanzees have spent their entire lives on concrete in cages,” Barker says. “They will now be able to climb and swing and hoot through the forest-like surroundings of Chimp Haven. They are curious and smart and are expected to adapt well to their new surroundings.” 

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